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Brokencyde Arrest a Hoax

20.07.2010 | KYS-Josh | 8 Comments
Brokencyde Arrest a Hoax

It was reported earlier today that hip hop/screamo band Brokencyde were arrested on drug, rape and child pornography charges. These reports stemmed from tmznews.tk, a site that on first glace resembled “authoritative” news source TMZ. The story spread like wild fire throughout the internet and landed on high profile sites such as http://www.metalhammer.co.uk and http://www.sputnikmusic.com/. It turns out however that we have all fallen victim to a cruel hoax (and I’m not actually referring to their music in this instance, although it is worth mentioning that it is a joke).

The prank was allegedly orchestrated by a Canadian student who set up a fake TMZ homepage and reported the false allegations against Brokencyde. This is not the first time the band have felt the score of the internet. Almost a month ago today reports circulated the net that Brokencyde had died in a Bus accident in central Colorado.

I’m not sure what to make of all of this. On one hand you are so hated the whole of the internet rejoices when you are either dead or in jail, and on the other hand you are so well known people actually give a shit and search for “Brokencyde” in Google.

Read the hoax story here.


COMMENTS.

1.

paik

20.07.2010 01:23:39 PM
Who do all the good bands buses get into accident? busflip naow.

2.

ZakMcD

20.07.2010 01:35:35 PM
Bet 4chan was indirectly behind it

3.

Matasia69

20.07.2010 03:49:31 PM
Have to same I'm apart of the group that wishes this was true.. That terrible accident that happened to Underoath a while ago should have happened to these "musicians"..

4.

20six80six

20.07.2010 10:49:30 PM
damn...wished that had been true

5.

coniptionfit

21.07.2010 03:27:15 AM
Underoath were in an accident?

6.

sunnydaysunday

21.07.2010 08:44:22 AM
@Matasia69 (3): yeah agree.

7.

MyApocalypse

21.07.2010 11:56:55 PM
You've gotta wonder who's covering stories like these, when they believe something from a .tk domain, and think it's a real site. I mean, really?

8.

Lil simzie

01.12.2010 02:25:25 AM
I like pie x]
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