Oddorama

August 18, 2011

Jackie Chan… 9 lives?

Filed under: Oodles of Oddities — Tags: , , , — Carmeloy @ 7:06 am

This is not the first time Jackie Chan was reported dead.   After being sucked into this type of hoax a couple of times I don’t know if next time I would believe such reports.  I was relieved after finding out that this wasn’t true.  One thing about spreading someone’s death is that this person can immediately crush these rumors through social networks.

“Jackie is alive and well. He did not suffer a heart attack and die, as was reported on many social networking sites and in online news reports … Jackie is fine and is busy preparing for the filming of his next movie,” reported his verified Twitter and Facebook accounts.

In the event that it was the other way around where Jackie Chan really passes away, I will not be surprised if someone spreads a rumor that he is “Alive”.  Some Fans can’t accept the death of their idol to the point that they believe it, and always agree to a “conspiracy theory”.  Take for example the death of Bruce Lee, Michael Jackson or Elvis Presley, to this day some people think that they are still alive.

December 9, 2007

Michael Jackson in More Normal Company

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It’s happening (again): a high profile black man is turning white, though this case is arguably more tragic than Michael Jackson’s disputed case of vitiligo. “I’m a black man turning white on television and people can see it,” says Thomas, an anchor and entertainment reporter for the local Fox Broadcasting Company affiliate. “If you’ve watched me over the years, you’ve seen my hands completely change from brown to white” said Thomas in an interview on CNN

Think it can’t happen to you too? As it turns out, “the population incidence worldwide is considered to be between 1% and 2% (0.74% in the United States). Also known as “leukoderma” vitiligo is a bizarre “chronic skin condition that causes loss of pigment, resulting in irregular pale patches of skin.” No one knows for sure what causes this strange disease but it is suspected to be related to environmental as well as genetic factors. At least Michael now has some adults to keep him company.

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