An inaccurate edit on Wikipedia has started a rumor online with the hashtag “#RIPSimonCowell”. In the past few months, a new trend has grown stronger than ever, it is called the “cancel culture”. This trend is were mainly celebrities are trolled on social media. On June 25th Simon Cowell’s name was trending with the hashtag #RIPSimonCowell.
Simon Cowell is alive and well. Although there were no public statements or media reports that could have started the trend, it is believed to have started from an inaccurate Wikipedia page edit on Cowell. The edit said he died on June 25th. The edit was later deleted. One Twitter user said that a search on Google for Simon Cowell gives an introduction using the word “was”. “Ok, but why does google actually say ‘Simon Cowell WAS’!!!! #ripSimonCowell.” Also Read– Disneyland reopening postponed due to COVID-19
The television personality and entrepreneur is alive and well at the age of 60. Cowell is most known for his part as a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’ since 2016. He is the founder and chief executive at Syco, a British entertainment company. Cowell also was a part of ‘Pop Idol’, ’American Idol, ‘The X Factor’, and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. The hashtag left a lot of people on Twitter confused and searching for the truth.
One user said “SIMON COWELL DIED??? WHY IS THIS TRENDING????? #ripSimonCowell,” and another said, “So this isn’t actually true. Idk who did this hashtag but its incorrect #ripSimonCowell.”
Many people are wondering how the trend started at all. “Wondering if he’s been canceled for bailing out his paedo mate #ripSimonCowell or if peeps have found out why Tulisa trial got kicked out as soon as she brought his name into it,” another Twitter user went on to say, “#ripSimonCowell *HE’S NOT ACTUALLY DEAD BUT JUST IMAGINE HIS FACE WHEN HE OPENS TWITTER*.”
Another user went as far as to explain that the trend was a hoax, he tweeted: “This #ripSimonCowell is a hoax. I know you know this, already. I failed to be interested in an article about what the entertainment world would be without @SimonCowell after deciding he may need to be my favorite 6-year-old (his age, when I was born), 1 day.”
Some users were outraged by the trend and wrote, “#ripSimonCowell This right here is the reason this generation cannot get what they want. Wishing death on people every five minutes. F***ing ridiculous. I am not a big fan of his by any means. But I don’t run around wishing people to be dead.”