That Viral Story About a Japanese Man Crushed to Death by His Porn Collection is Totally Fake

A story was making the rounds last week about a Japanese man that was crushed to death by his porn collection.  While the story certainly garnered attention, it turns out that is it complete FALSE!

 

From Reddit:

Did a man in Japan really get crushed to death by his porn collection? No. But you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise, thanks to this dumb game of Telephone we call The Internet.

The Daily Mail seems to have taken a sad story of a man's death in Japan and added a few lies to make it more sensational.

"Man crushed to death by porn collection," Sky News Australia claimed.

According to Gizmodo:

So what really happened? Recently a Japanese man was found dead in his apartment. The man lived alone and had been dead for a month before he was discovered. The coroner ruled that he’d died of a heart attack. How do we know the real story? It was reported in Nikkan Spa in Japan on February 28, 2017. The Daily Mail story was published on March 3, 2017.

So there you have it.  It wasn't real and The Internet certainly is an amazing playland that we use to spread Fake News. 


(h/t Gizmodo)

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