11 Year Old Boy Yodeling in Walmart Store Arrested: Fact Check


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11 Year Old Boy Arrested for Yodeling in a Walmart Store

Fact Check:

In early April 2018, after a video of an 11 Year Old Boy Yodeling in Walmart Store went viral, a story surfaced online claiming he was arrested by Police. No, the claim about the Boy Yodeling in Walmart Store Arrested is not true.

About the Video of Boy Yodeling in Walmart Store

On 26th March 2018 YouTube channel ViralHog published the video of a Boy Yodeling in a Walmart store in Harrisburg, Illinois, USA. In the video of duration little over three and half minutes, the 11-year-old boy, later identified as Mason Ramsey, yodeled his version of Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues.” The boy singing for a group of Walmart customers won hearts of many and became an internet sensation. Many news outlets reported the video of ‘Walmart Boy’. There were also some memes with remixed versions of his Yodeling.

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Boy Yodeling in Walmart Store Arrested?

Soon after the video went viral and the Walmart boy became popular, a story surfaced online about the 11 Year Old Boy Yodeling in Walmart Store Arrested. Nonetheless, the story in question originated from a fake news published on Huzlers website Huzlers.com. In fact the satirical article mentioned an African American boy Jason Jones arrested by Montgomery police for yodeling in Walmart. Jason admitted to being inspired by Mason Ramsey (in the viral video), it is said. Further, the article says the African boy was arrested for “being terrible” and ruining the classic song. In past as well, after a video went viral, the Huzlers website published a hoax story about a Girl Killed After Getting Hit by Another Girl with a Shovel.

Screenshot of article on Huzlers website
Screenshot of article on Huzlers website

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So, the claim about an 11 Year Old Boy Yodeling in Walmart Store Arrested is a hoax. As far as the Yodeling boy is concerned, this is not the first time Mason Ramsey has done it in Walmart. You can learn more about him on his Twitter page managed by his guardians.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

References:

Walmart ‘yodeling kid’ Mason Ramsey stuns shoppers in viral video


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Prashanth Damarla
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