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9 False Facts About Celebs That Everyone Still Believes for Some Reason

By Tiffany White

Once a rumor hits the internet, it often spreads like wildfire. Even when there's proof the story isn't remotely true, good luck containing it. After a story gets repeated again and again, it gets virtually accepted as truth. 

So no, for the 1,00th time, Mr. Rogers wasn't a sniper. Here's that and 8 more celebrity "facts" that are totally false.

1. Mariah Carey

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Myth: In 1996, Mariah Carey reportedly said this: "When I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry. I mean, I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff.”

Truth: Mariah admittedly plays a character of the "detached diva" while in public, but even she's not horrible enough to say the above quote. When it was first reported back in the '90s, she had to hold a press conference in London to deny the rumors. Today, the quote is still attributed to her, appearing in listicles as recently as 2016.