Peaches Geldof, Shame On You For Spreading A Miley Cyrus Death Rumor — Especially On The Same Day Brittany Murphy Died!

Mon, December 21, 2009 1:30pm EST by 4 Comments


How dare you tweet that Miley was dead just after the tragic death of Brittany Murphy? So insensitive and inappropriate!

Peaches Geldof, we know you love to tweet — you’re practically updating your page every other hour! — but please, please think twice before posting something that you know everyone will see.

Just hours after Brittany Murphy‘s death was confirmed on Dec. 20, you  (perhaps inadvertently) caused panic in the Twitterverse by saying you got a text from a “friend in the industry” who claimed Miley Cyrus had died, too.

Of course, this shocking “news” you reported was picked up and spread around like wildfire, snowballing into more unnecessary drama. And how could you write about such a touchy topic especially after your own mother, Paula Yates, died from a drug overdose?

On the bright side, it seems like you finally came to your senses and clarified the unconfirmed gossip — “Didn’t want to cause distress by tweeting that I’d heard that Miley had died. Turns out it was thankfull [sic] a rumour. Glad to hear that x.” But that was too late! The damage was done and … where exactly was your apology for this nasty hoax?!

Peaches, we suggest the next time you think about tweeting on such a sensitive topic like this, you fully understand what it could potentially turn into!

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