Oh my god! Fans are freaking out after report that Daniel Lara, the cutie from the ‘Damn Daniel’ video, was beaten up and robbed of his now-infamous white Vans. So, is he okay?! We have the answer, here.
Oh no, is Damn Daniel in trouble? The adorable subject of the viral video, Daniel Lara, received tons of support and outrage from fans on Feb. 22 after a report surfaced that he had been beaten up and hospitalized when someone robbed him of his signature white Vans. So what actually happened? Here’s what we know.
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Thank goodness this is just a hoax. On Feb. 22, screen shots from a post on satirical website Huzler began circulating on Twitter saying Daniel was attacked. Without the actual link to to article, fans assumed it was from a real news site and began freaking out. The post said that Daniel had been severely beaten and robbed of the shoes that were featured in the “Damn Daniel” video.
The report said it was so bad that Dan ended up in the hospital “currently being treated in critical condition. Doctors say Daniel suffered severe injuries to the head, neck, torso, and minor injuries to the arms and legs. Although he is likely to survive, Daniel can suffer long-term problems because of the brutal beating.” What a not-funny joke.
It also said that an Ebay listing for the shoes appeared online, and made a fake listing to accompany the post. The description for the Vans said “sorry they’re dirty, they got dirty when he beat his ass,” and demanded $3,000 for the sneakers. Fans understandably believed all of this to be true, and voiced their disgust on Twitter, with the trending hashtag #DamnPrayForDaniel.
— meg (@certifieddolan) February 22, 2016
Wtf why do ppl always take things to the next level #damnprayfordaniel
— Kimberly Wood (@kimberry__) February 23, 2016
It's sad that some people are so stupid enough to beat someone up just for there shoes #DamnPrayForDaniel
— Yomira Diaz (@diaz_yomira) February 23, 2016
— BwITTANY⚓️ (@Bwittanyyy23) February 22, 2016
Thank goodness this was all just a weird joke and Daniel is safe at home in California. HollywoodLifers, how do you feel about the hoax? Share your reactions with us.