Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorcing: Fact Check


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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorcing

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It’s official…Kim Kardashian finally decided to divorce Kanye West

Fact Check:

Certain messages in wide circulation on social media claim about celebrities Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorcing. It says Kim Kardashian finally decided to divorce Kanye West and mentions a link giving probable details on it. No, the shocking ‘celebrity news story’ about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West divorcing is not a fact.

Origin of Claim, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorcing

On 13th of October 2018, Ashlee Marie Preston posted a message on Twitter suggesting Kim Kardashian has finally decided to divorce Kanye West along with a link. Later, on 18th of October, America’s ELLE Magazine also posted a similar message saying Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are splitting up albeit with another link. The Twitter post was however deleted later. Kanye West gave a pro-Trump speech during his appearance on Saturday Night Live show and went on to meet Trump in White House. Since October 2018, he has been receiving criticism from celebrities and social media users. They slammed the singer for his political leanings. The message about Kim Kardashian divorcing him garnered importance in this backdrop.

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ELLE Magazine’s Twitter post that mentioned Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Divorcing

False Celebrity News for Voter Registration

Despite the viral claim, the story about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West divorcing is just a hoax. In case of Ashlee Marie Preston’s tweet, the link in post takes the user to Vote.org website’s register to vote. The link in ELLE Magazine’s tweet again takes users to register to vote on another website whenweallvote.org. Unaware of this, many social media users bought the story and went on to share it without even clicking the link and checking the actual details.

Rumors about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West divorcing have been around since Kardashian spoke on her show Keeping Up with the Kardashians about the stupid fights she and her husband had. Speaker Ashlee Marie Preston might have used the false celebrity story to address citizens onto focusing on important matter(s) like voting. ELLE Magazine, however, expressed apologies after mass backlash on their false tweet.

Another similar story for voter registration claimed to mention an ‘unbelievable reason’ for why singer-comedian couple Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have split up.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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Prashanth Damarla
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