Viral Social Media Strikes Again Targeting Cancer
The viral effect social media has on rumors strikes again. The victim this time: Kyle Masssey. Kyle is remembered as the young star from That's So Raven. Massey is also known for his dancing, singing, comedy and musician talents. He also appeared on ABC's show Dancing With the Stars in the 11th season and ended up as the runner up back then.
So what's the rumor? Kyle was trending on Twitter this week as a rumor broke out that he was terminally ill with cancer. Kyle has stopped all rumors by coming forward with this statement:
"Overnight, it was trending on Twitter that I am dying of cancer. I want to say first, 'I do not have cancer,' and I don't know where this inconsiderate and insensitive rumor originated from"
He was actually very upset that such rumor had even started. He is not dying of cancer and he took the rumor very personal. Massey, who is 21, also stated that the disease has always been personal to him and to his family as he had 2 uncles and a closer friend who suffered cancer and are no longer with him. His grandfather is currently battling prostate cancer and unfortunately, his grandmother is at a nursing home due to Alzheimer. Rumors on diseases are something that Kyle does not take easily at all.
"My team and I are making every attempt to find out the original source of this story, because it's just not cool," he noted. "This hoax is just plain classless! Especially in light of the various tragedies happening this weekend and the Trayvon Martin verdict." Massey said.
Another reason why he takes this so personally is that he supports the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. These children are affected by various diseases besides cancer and he proudly donates his time, his dignity, and his money towards this cause.
Kyle Masssey Denies Cancer Rumors on Twitter