A tweet purportedly sent by Will Smith over the death of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star James Avery has gone viral … but the problem is that the tweet was NOT sent by the actor.
The tweet which was sent by an account named ‘@FreshPrinceWiII’ got retweeted over 100,000 times on Wednesday, and the hoax even went as far as including a misleading Twitter exchange between ‘Will Smith’ and ‘NBC’ on the possibility of a reunion episode in honor of Avery’s ‘Uncle Phil’ character.
‘R.I.P. Uncle Phil. All you real Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fans out there… DON’T STOP
#RETWEETING THIS,’ reads the message.
FYI: the real Will Smith is not on Twitter.
[Photo: NBC, Twitter]