On April Fools’ Day, we posted an article suggesting that pop diva Rihanna was pregnant with her then boyfriend rapper Drake‘s baby. Of course it was a joke and seemingly harmless, but a few days later, mega gossip site Media Take Out published a salacious piece suggesting that the singer was pregnant for real. And as we mentioned Chris Brown humorously in our post, MTO took it further and suggested Ri Ri visited him in jail and perhaps was still seeing him before he got locked up, and therefore he could be the baby’s father.
Their proof: the fact she drank decaf tea when spotted out with her dad, the fact that she allegedly had given up smoking cigarettes and weed, and that she had supposedly given up alcohol. They pointed at a tiny bump through her shirt, though, as in past wrong reporting, it could have just been the result of a large meal.
Since then, many other sites and television gossip shows have run with MTO’s “scoop” and are reporting it widely.
As we’ve blogged since 2009, female celebrities are often reported incorrectly as being with child, forcing the women to come out and make a public statement denying it or being photographed in a bikini with washboard abs. To date, Jennifer Aniston still holds the record as appearing on the most celebrity gossip magazine covers wrongly announcing her pregnancy.
It is highly likely that Rihanna is getting the Aniston treatment. Still, we can’t help but wonder if our little joke sparked the imagination of writers who used the cloak of an anonymous source to get some page views and hits. Or did they read the first few lines of the post and didn’t get to the April Fools’ part?
hmmmm…….. Inquiring minds want to know.
The stuff that make gossip bloggers hated so.
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