Early this week, the world was shocked to learn that the popular singer Janet Jackson had passed away. However, it has been shown that the news from January 2023 was a hoax, making it the latest in a series of fabricated stories of the deaths of famous people.
The singer best known for her album Janet or That’s the Way Love Goes, which included the classic single of the same name, is, thankfully, still with us.
Janet Jackson? Who is she?
American actress, singer, and dancer Janet Damita Jo Jackson. Her more refined dance-pop propelled her to the top of the charts in the 1980s and 1990s, when she was the most successful recording artist of her time. Her songwriting and dance challenged conventional gender and ethnic roles.
Almost all of her songs dealt with social commentary. Those works catapulted her to stardom as a renowned musician among the youth of today. She’s the eleventh and last Jackson kid. Her professional life began with the 1976 TV series Variety with the Jacksons.
She also had guest appearances on Diff’rent Strokes, Good Times, and Fame. She rose to fame with albums like Control (1986) and Rhythm Nation 1814. Later in her career, she collaborated with notable record producers including Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam.
Could it be that Janet Jackson is still with us?
Concerns were expressed by both fans and family members when the news of Janet Jackson’s death spread like wildfire. Janet is her most famous album, but she also had hits like That’s the Way Love Goes and That’s the Way Love Goes.
In December 2021, however, it was reported that the whole thing had been fake. The rumor that Janet Jackson had died began circulating on Facebook. A Facebook page titled “R.I.P. Janet Jackson” has been established and has amassed something in the neighborhood of a million likes.
Within no time, this had gone viral over the web. The following was included in the account’s ‘About’ section: “On Monday, December 20, 2021, at about 11 a.m. E.T., the world lost a great artist when Janet Jackson passed away.
Janet Jackson was born on May 16, 1966, in Gary, Indiana, to Joseph and Katherine Jackson. We shall remember her fondly and never forget her. Leave comments and likes on this page to express your condolences and support.”
In the short time since the page’s inception, hundreds of admirers have shown their sorrow by leaving likes, comments, and condolences. While the majority of her followers accepted the news without question, there were a few skeptics.
Following their deaths, their devoted followers tweeted that they found the whole thing hilarious. Representatives for the artist announced her continued existence on December 21, 2021. This is what they reportedly said: “She is only the latest in a long line of famous people to fall for this scam.
Stop believing the rumors and false information you read online; she is still very much alive and healthy.” There have been both angry and supportive remarks from fans. The widespread acclaim she has received from all corners of the globe was another topic of conversation.
Facebook users are duped by a rumor of Janet Jackson’s death.
On Thursday, a Facebook page titled “R.I.P. Janet Jackson” garnered almost a million ‘likes,’ fueling rumors of the singer’s purported death. Those who visited the site’s “About” page were given a plausible explanation for the American singer’s untimely demise:
Hundreds of mourners took to the Facebook page at once, expressing their shock and grief at the loss of the talented 56-year-old singer. In typical fashion, the death fake sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy.
Some followers were so touched by the message that they believed it without question, while others were instantly wary, possibly having learned their lesson from the flood of phony death rumors concerning celebrities in recent months.
Some people pointed out that the story hadn’t been covered by any major American network, which would be unusual for the death of a famous performer like Janet Jackson. According to a survey done by the Celebrity Post, an overwhelming majority of respondents (79%) no longer find the death rumors surrounding Janet Jackson to be humorous.
Do Janet and Michael Jackson have any sort of family relationship?
That’s right, Janet Jackson is actually Michael’s sister. Janet shared a rare snapshot of herself and Michale smiling at each other on Instagram, with a white heart emoji to symbolize their special relationship. Many people commented on how great Michael Jackson was.
Many of his admirers expressed the opinion that the music industry would be in a very different place if he were still alive. Continually a day or more ahead of schedule. So long, King????????????
“Michael, you have been my motivation, my source of joy, my fortifier, and my guide to being the finest version of myself. You have my undying respect. “Applehead, go to sleep”