'People Magazine killed Betty White': Publication trolled for star's 100th birthday cover

The story in question was run on December 28 on the magazine's website and in print with the headline 'Betty White Turns 100!'


                            'People Magazine killed Betty White': Publication trolled for star's 100th birthday cover
Betty White was honored by People Magazine before her 100th birthday (Twitter/ Instagram)
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People magazine is facing the heat after running a story on Betty White's 100th birthday, after the legendary actress died at the age of 99, just 17 days before what could have been a milestone in her life. The publication touted the comedic star for being "so lucky to be in such good health" at her advanced age. 

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The story in question was run on December 28 on the magazine's website and in print with the headline 'Betty White Turns 100!' It was published just three days before White's death. The actress shared what she felt kept her going for so long was her trademark sharp sense of humor. She joked of her diet: "I try to avoid anything green. I think it's working."  White said "I'm so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age. It's amazing." She added that she was "born a cockeyed optimist. I got it from my mom, and that never changed. I always find the positive."

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White tweeted out the news of People Magazine dedicating a cover to her, writing, "My 100th birthday… I cannot believe it is coming up, and People Magazine is celebrating with me! The new issue of @people is available on newsstands nationwide tomorrow. Link in my bio." She also posted it on Instagram. 

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'People Magazine jinxed Betty!'

Betty White fans started trolling People magazine for running a cover celebrating the actress' 100th birthday way before she reached the milestone. Others saw it as the iconic comic pulling a fast one on the publication even in her death. "People Magazine jinxed Betty White! #BettyWhite," one of them said, while another noted, "People Magazine jinxed Betty! Shame on @people for celebrating 100 before the day actually arrived." A third commented, "Oh my god people magazine currently has a cover saying betty white is excited to turn 100 and then she f**kin dies at 99." One more added, "Happy New Year to everyone but People Magazine who killed Betty White by tempting fate." The next remarked, "Betty White is on the cover of People Magazine today. Not because she passed. Because they were celebrating her 100th birthday soon."

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"People Magazine killed Betty White," one more quipped. A commenter tweeted, "Tip to every celebrity out there, don’t pose for People Magazine or be on their cover when you are celebrating something special. They jinx everything. RIP Betty White." One more wrote, "'Well that’s the last time I talk to People Magazine' - Betty White in heaven probably." A person reacted with, "People Magazine did an article on Betty White turning 100. Betty White dies at age 99. Conclusion: If People calls you, hang up!!!" One more said, "I mean dying is a pretty extreme way to troll People Magazine but her commitment to the bit is second to none." Another pointed out, "Cancel People magazine next they jinxed Betty White by celebrating her birthday early."

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