The INSIDER Summary:
- Celebrity news service Splash News reported that Taylor Swift was carried out of her apartment in a giant suitcase.
- The story was false and Splash redacted it.
- A bunch of people thought it was real.
- The tweets joking about it are still really funny.
Celebrity news agency Splash News has retracted its story about Taylor Swift sneaking out of her Tribeca apartment in a giant suitcase. But not before a lot of people believed it.
On Monday, the news agency posted a photo of two men holding a really big suitcase while another guy looked on. Here was the photo caption:
“Taylor Swift being transported in a huge suitcase from her Tribeca apartment into her truck, in the trunk. A fleet of cars including two large cadillacs and three suv’s arrive at Taylor Swift’s apartment in Tribeca to move a large suitcase from apartment to truck. Almost a dozen Taylor Swift security guards were present to move this package carefully as Taylor Swift remains to be unseen for a long time.”
Splash is now retracting the story. A representative told Spin that Swift was not, in fact, in the huge suitcase.
“I literally just put the phone down from someone on Taylor’s camp,” the representative said. “We’re having to actually retract that.”
The caption now reads: “Taylor Swift’s security guards are seen moving a huge case into the trunk of an awaiting SUV.”
Taylor Swift is a private woman, so the news that the singer snuck out of her Tribeca apartment in a giant suitcase struck many as plausible, if a little strange. A lot of people, if Twitter is anything to go by, believed it.
Omg Taylor Swift in a suitcase.
— Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) July 17, 2017
I’ve never been more certain of anything in my life. Taylor Swift *IS* hiding in that suitcase.
— Hannah Orenstein (@hannahorens) July 17, 2017
But even more people, it seemed, made jokes about it.
there is no story i want to be more true than taylor swift being packed in a suitcase
— Alex Abad-Santos (@alex_abads) July 17, 2017
snakes tend to like dark places https://t.co/cf9ArlUUyr
— wheat grass blow (@BR0K3B0I) July 17, 2017
[EXCLUSIVE] Photo of Taylor Swift hiding from the paparazzi in a suitcase pic.twitter.com/S8WwaFS8Us
— Sarah Wainschel (@Swainsch) July 17, 2017
Cute pic of Tom Hiddleston adn Taylor Swift when they were together pic.twitter.com/xtrpQkJGO9
— lauren yap (@itslaurenyap) July 17, 2017
Me: I’m so over celebrity gossip
Twitter: Taylor Swift was spotted being carried out of her house in a suitcase
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