The actor became a target of a fabricated quote, spreading rapidly across social media with over a thousand shares.
Back in 2022, 66-year-old Hollywood veteran, Mel Gibson, had found himself entwined in a web of Internet falsehoods. Unverified quotes linked to Gibson have been swirling through the social media stratosphere, claiming the actor allegedly exposed Hollywood as a hotspot for sinister activities – but is it all just smoke and mirrors?
The viral meme, shared more than a thousand times across social media platforms, quotes Gibson condemning Hollywood studios as establishments “drenched in the blood of innocent children,” fostering an eerie culture where the consumption of ‘baby blood’ operates as its own form of currency. A shocking revelation if true, but according to a report by Reuters, the alleged quote is nothing more than an elaborate hoax.
The origins of this nefarious meme trace back to an article published on NewsPunch.com, previously known as ‘Your News Wire.’ However, a rigorous search on Google of major news outlets reveals no evidence of Gibson making such outrageous claims. In fact, a spokesperson for Gibson confirmed to Reuters via email that the quote was “100% fake.” The original article on NewsPunch.com has since vanished into the digital ether, but archived versions still lurk in the corners of the internet.
Deciphering Fact from Fiction
NewsPunch.com and its earlier incarnation, YourNewsWire, have been on the receiving end of multiple fact-check investigations by Reuters. Other media outlets have also highlighted the fabricated quote and similar iterations, reinforcing the confirmation that this sensational claim is indeed counterfeit
Yet, the false attribution to Mel Gibson continues to be circulated, painting a malevolent picture of Hollywood and misrepresenting the actor. This incident underlines the importance of robust fact-checking in the face of rampant misinformation, especially when it involves high-profile individuals such as Gibson.
Gibson, no stranger to controversy, found himself in the eye of yet another media storm, but this time as a victim of an elaborate hoax. The actor continues to work in the industry, focusing on his craft, away from the dark, fictitious narratives spun around his name.
1. Did Mel Gibson really expose Hollywood’s ‘satanic child sacrifice’ conspiracy?
No, the quote has been confirmed to be completely fabricated, with no evidence found in major news outlets of Mel Gibson making such claims.
2. Where did the false quote originate from?
The false quote originated from an article on NewsPunch.com, formerly known as ‘Your News Wire’. The article has since been deleted, but archived versions still exist.
Disclaimer: Except the headline and synopsis, this story has been taken from the HT News Service