Poor Kyle Massey is dealing with a nasty Twitter rumor. And he wants it to stop … now!
The young actor (“That’s So Raven”) wants people to know, first and foremost, that he is NOT dying of cancer as the Twitter posts have been saying and Massey, quite naturally, doesn’t appreciate the hate.
Apparently, the tweets started on Saturday and have reached a point where Massey, 21, decided it was time to come forward to set the record straight.
“Overnight, it was trending on Twitter that I am dying of cancer. I want to say first, ‘I do not have cancer,’ and I don’t know where this inconsiderate and insensitive rumor originated from,” he told Entertainment Tonight in a statement.
Massey says the false reports were especially hurtful because he knows people who actually are sick.
“Cancer is a disease that is very personal to me and my family,” he continued. “I have had two uncles and a very dear friend who passed away in the last two years from cancer, and my Granddad currently has prostate cancer, and my Grandmother is currently in a nursing home because of Alzheimer’s disease…So, making light of any illnesses that a person has no control over getting is not something to joke about or make light of!”
“My team and I are making every attempt to find out the original source of this story, because it’s just not cool,” he noted. “This hoax is just plain classless! Especially in light of the various tragedies happening this weekend and the Trayvon Martin verdict.”