Oprah Winfrey was allegedly busted for sex trafficking and some of her fans have blamed the rumor on coronavirus with the claims it is already affecting people’s minds after in the wake of the mass quarantine in the US.
The queen of daytime TV logged onto Twitter on Tuesday to post an indignant rebuttal, calling it “an awful FAKE thing” and “NOT TRUE” confirming that she had not been arrested and was also in quarantine as the rest of the people.
There were wide reports that Oprah had been raided and arrested for sex trafficking.
Despite the fact that there was no news source to corroborate Oprah’s arrest it spread like wildfire on social media.
Why Oprah trending rn and I seen this on Facebook on SUNDAY pic.twitter.com/W9LwLsMONA
— Belinda (@bdabxoer) March 18, 2020
In her reaction, Oprah said:
Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It’s NOT TRUE. Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody
Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It’s NOT TRUE. Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody.🙏🏾
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 18, 2020
Nobody seems to believe the rumors anyways
Day 3 of quarantine and y’all are making up shit about Oprah, day 26 is going to be super interesting
— Jenn (@baseballnchill) March 18, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic is keeping most people indoors, practicing self-isolation and social distancing. The virus, which began in China, has spread across the globe.