-A rumor started in the middle 90's that had designer Tommy Hilfiger going on the Oprah Winfrey show and stating in part"If I had known African -Americans's would buy my cloths, I wouldn't have made them so nice".
-Many people said they would never buy Hilfiger's cloths after the statments.
-The statements were false , and Oprah herself stated this herself on her show in 1999. Hilfiger's never was on Oprah's show until 2007, where they discussed the long standing rumor.
Mama's and Papa's singer Cass Elliott died from chocking on a ham sandwich
-Cass Elliot, died at 32 in 1974. The rumor of how she died has been a long one, with people assuming that due to her size, that she must have died eating. Elliot died of heart failure. Elliot was also Jewish, so it was especially egregious that a ham sandwich was apart of the rumor.
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Mariah Carey says she wants to be skinny like starving children, but without the flies
-Mariah Carey told a British magazine quote "When I watch t.v. and I see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry.I mean, I would love to be skinny like that,but not with all the flies and death and stuff."The quote was made up from a fake interview. Carey had to to appear at a press conference in London over the false quote from the made up interview, but the rumor still pops up from time to time and it's origins seem to have been reworked and reclaimed by her fans who call her a skinny legend.
Jay-Z cheated on Beyonce with Rihanna
-Rhianna'a ex publicist ,jonathan hay admitted in 2015 that he started the rumor to boost sales of'Pon De Reply" Hay"The PR stunt that I did was out of desperation to help break "Pon De Replay"It was reckless and I didn't thank it was going to work. I was just throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what would stick."
Jennifer Lopez insured her butt for $27 million
-Lopez said on carpool Karaoke" that the insurance story was a rumor Lopez"No, there's no such thing as that! Lopez wasn't sure what the point would be Lopez"Is it in case something happens to it?It disapears? somebody tried to steal it?"