The ‘Louisville Purge’ rumor isn’t just in Kentucky anymore. The terrifying social media threat has spread to Detroit, Mich. One Direction fans are now scared since the band is set to perform there on Aug. 16.
The “Louisville Purge” rumor truly shows the power of today’s social media. The threat went viral on Facebook on Aug. 15, causing Louisville residents to become increasingly worried about citizens taking a play from the 2013 film The Purge. The social media rumor has since spread to other cities across the country, including Detroit, where One Direction will perform this weekend.
Louisville Purge: One Direction Fans Freak Out About Rumor Before Detroit Concert
The “Louisville Purge” flier posted on social media quickly made the rounds on Facebook and Twitter. The announcement said that the “purge” would take place from 8 p.m. on Aug. 15 to 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 16, The Courier-Journal said.
The threat didn’t just stay in Louisville. Many “purge” threats started up in Detroit, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Miami and Cleveland, WKYT reports.
One Direction fans in the Detroit area are currently worried about the band’s concert dates on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17. The band is set to perform at Ford Field. With this scary rumor floating around Detroit and one of the world’s most famous boy bands in the same place, we understand 1D fans’ freak out on Twitter.
one direction will be in Detroit the day the Detroit purge is going on. I’m currently freaking out.
— Kaylee (@kayleegjordison) August 15, 2014
My timeline is scaring me about this purge.. I’m supposed to go to Detroit for the one direction concert tomorrow and I’m scared
— PLEASE JAI (@JanoImLukesSlut) August 15, 2014
IF THERE REALLY IS PURGE GOING ON IN DETROIT DONT YOU DARE STALK ONE DIRECTION OKAY THEYRE PROBABLY NOT GOING OUTSIDE AND YOU SHOULD TOO
— jan // school (@tweetumsharry) August 15, 2014
“One direction in Detroit”
“5sos in Detroit”
“Purge in Detroit”
The fandom rn:
— ♡ niall ♡ (@horanshiz) August 15, 2014
THE PURGE IS IN DETROIT AND THE BOYS ARE IN DETROIT MOM CAN I GO TO DETROIT THIS IS EMERGENCY THEY NEED MEH #MTVHottest One Direction
— syakhira (@horansbubblegum) August 15, 2014
If there is a purge in Detroit don’t kill my babies @5SOS @onedirection I beg you😭🙏
— tammytaye™ (@xxxxtammytxxxx) August 16, 2014
Police Discover Teenager As Source Of Louisville Purge Threat
Louisville police took extra precautions to prevent any “threat that would incite violence on our community seriously,” police spokesman Sgt. Phil Russell told The Courier-Journal. The city cancelled a rival high school football scrimmage on Aug. 15 and monitored the Kentucky State Fair.
The police have revealed that they investigating a teenager who they believe started the viral threat, WKYT reports.
We will update you with more news on the investigation regarding the “Louisville Purge” rumor as soon as possible. One Direction fans probably have no reason to worry, but it’s still a very terrifying rumor.
— Avery Thompson