No, Jaden Smith is Not Dead

Jaden Smith is not dead. Any reports otherwise are a hoax.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time Jaden Smith – the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith – has been the victim of such a tasteless hoax.

CLICK HERE to read the Snopes report on the latest Jaden Smith death hoax

A few years ago in another hoax, Jaden Smith was reported to have died in a Skiing accident.

Clickbait is one thing, fake claims that someone has died is another

Our world is full of Clickbait. It’s annoying, but it’s understandable with people fighting to get views for their content. But claiming someone has died is another thing. It’s beyond cynical, it’s deeply tasteless. Fans can be panicked, and even friends of the person who is the victim of the hoax could momentarily feel they have lost a loved one.

Even in today’s world of hyperactive news, death hoaxes cross the line.

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