Yesterday, the whole of social media was in deep shock as all of a sudden breaking news broke through.
One of Pakistan’s well-known TikTok users with approximately 2.6mn followers, Adil Rajput, was declared dead. It was said that he passed away in a car accident.
His wife even made a video on TikTok in which she is crying her eyes out, confirming that Adil Rajput is no more.
“Adil is no more with us,” she says in the video. Moreover, the video went so viral that his death announcement was even made in the mosque.
The news left many in shock as fans expressed their emotions on various social media platforms thanking the TikToker for the fits of laughter he had given them.
However, then came a twist. His fans started to gather around his residence to express their grief only to find out that he is alive and well and that the news of the accident was nothing but a hoax.
The news of his death in a car accident was a stunt pulled by the husband-wife duo to gain more followers on TikTok.
Furious to know that their sentiments were hurt and played it, several individuals have approached local authorities to start an inquiry against the couple for deliberately hurting public feelings.
Here is the viral video that was posted by Rajput’s wife on their official TikTok account:
That’s not all; social media was left confused as several claims in regards to the reason behind his ‘death’ started to pop-up. According to several tweets, he had ‘received death threats’ weeks ago.
This is reported he died in planned road accident. No compromise on it. He was receiving life threats in last few weeks. @ImranKhanPTI @BBhuttoZardari
We need immediate action on it.
Hurry up guys, no excuse on it. pic.twitter.com/gAoBu8oMy4
— Manzoor Jalbani (@manzoorjalbani) September 15, 2020
Breaking News: Famous TikToker #AdilRajput has been died in a planned traffice accident. Here is his wife who is confirming the news. He is receiving death threads for many days. pic.twitter.com/zAtWwk4nhj
— Showbiz & News (@ShowbizAndNewz) September 15, 2020
— Musa_Official (@Chaudarysahab) September 15, 2020
Not too long after that, another video clip of Rajput started to go viral in which he can be wrapped up in bandages with a limp as he makes his way inside his home.
— Nawab Nouman Qureshi (@NawabNouman) September 15, 2020
Social Media Reactions To Adil Rajput’s Death Hoax
Here’s how social media reacted after it came to know that Rajput is alive and that the video was nothing but a publicity stunt.
— ᎷᎥss Ꮇalik🐥🍁 (@Tweety_Sweety10) September 15, 2020
Shameful that for a few likes & followers these kind of people are stooping so low & making a mockery of death. Shame on him & more on his wife. Now even it would be true in the future for anyone God forbid no one will take it seriously or believe it #adilrajput #FakeNews pic.twitter.com/ceN8yVGgzQ
— Mishi khan (@mishilicious) September 15, 2020
— Salman Ali Qureshi (@SalmanAliQ) September 15, 2020
— Muhammad Dawood Umar Awan (@MDawoodAwan2) September 15, 2020
— The Exotic Traveller (@Amna94877304) September 15, 2020
— Osama Khurshid (@SwatiStates) September 15, 2020
As of now, neither Adil Rajput nor his wife has given an official statement in regards to the hoax.
TikTok Star Daniyal Khan Passes Away
This time last year, in an unfortunate car accident, TikTok star Daniyal Khan had passed away.
He was with three other friends recording a video when the friends crashed into another vehicle. Three of the boys died on the spot while the fourth died in the hospital.
Entertainers must realize that joking about death is a very disgusting and low thing to do. Playing with another human’s sentiments is appalling. There is no way to justify it. Be it a stunt to gain followers or otherwise, authorities need to take action to stop others from taking emotional advantage over fans.
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