Jaden Smith was the subject of an ugly online rumor that began circulating on Wednesday night. The actor and son of Will Smith was the subject of several viral online videos that claimed Jaden had passed away. The rumor quickly got out of control.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett previously expressed concern over Jaden’s health when he lost a significant amount of weight. Smith’s parents felt like he was “wasting away.” That shred of doubt added just enough fuel to the fire for many fans to buy into the gossip.

Jaden regained ten pounds after his family intervened over his weight loss. There was nothing to indicate that he was suffering from further ill health. Jaden checked in on Twitter to debunk the premature talk of his death with a single word.


In the replies, fans speculated that Jaden may have misspelled “invincible.” Smith did not offer any elaboration on the vague comment. It was just enough to verify that he is very much alive.

Jaden Smith has suffered from his weight, career, and relationships. Those are all part of the human experience. The rumors circulating fortunately turned out to be a hoax. Fans should always look at this type of gossip with a skeptical eye.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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