Was Oprah Winfrey arrested for child sex trafficking? Star slams vicious rumors about raid at home
The conspiracy theory was first posted on Facebook and then took Twitter by storm becoming the trending topic in no time
Twitterati was seen brewing some of the vilest rumors about Oprah Winfrey you have ever heard. We must blame it on COVID-19 because it looks like everyone is losing their minds sitting at home in isolation and starting rumors on social media to make their days brighter.
In a surprising claim against the self-made billionaire, it was stated that her home was raided and she was arrested on suspicion of child sex trafficking. The conspiracy theory was first posted on Facebook and then took Twitter by storm becoming the trending topic in no time.
Oprah then took to Twitter to issue a statement clearing her name. "Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It's NOT TRUE. Haven't been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self-distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody," she tweeted.
Although the piece of information had no official source, the rumor spread like wildfire. We don't even know who started the rumor or how it was passed around. Yet, netizens, with their first week at home under the coronavirus lockdown, went delirious.
"We’re only 3 months into the year and: -WW3 almost happened -Kobe passed away -Coronavirus epidemic -Half the countries are on lockdown -NBA and all sports suspended -Oprah Winfrey allegedly arrested for sex trafficking??? Throw the whole year away..." tweeted one user.
Some thought it was best to tackle the unruly rumors with some exaggerated versions.
"Oprah has a phone in jail pass it on," tweeted one user. Others were simply spellbound about the rumor and couldn't help but try debunking it. "I wonder how this Oprah rumor really started."
Many called those out who blindly believed the rumors. "Day 3 of quarantine and y’all are making up shit about Oprah, day 26 is going to be super interesting." What is worse is that a simple Google search before forming and sharing an unfounded opinion could solve the matter altogether.
"The most frightening thing about Oprah trending is reading the tweets and realizing a lot of these people think this garbage is actually true. It's all fake people. Settle down and pretend you have a brain. 15 seconds on Google will prove its not true," tweeted another.