Earlier today, just after the news about the death of Mandela was announced, the whole world joined the world leaders and celebrities in mourning, and sent condolences through Social Media, including Twitter. However, one photoshopped tweet bearing the name of Hilton also circulated online. It says, “RIP Nelson Mandela. Your “I Have A Dream” speech was so inspiring. An Amazing man.”
While other netizens didn’t believe it was real, others fell victims of the viral post still, calling Hilton different names.
Hilton was apparently on a plane when the tweet came out. Upon hearing the news about his death, Hilton took to Twitter her thoughts: “Just landed & heard the sad new(s) about Nelson Mandela. He was a true Hero & the world is a better place because of him. May he rest in peace.”
Informed about the viral hoax tweet, she also slammed the hoaxer in the next tweet: “Whoever made that stupid fake tweet lacks respect to the loss the world is mourning right now. Same goes for all the blogs who ran with it.”