Shovel girl Miranda Lynn says she doesn’t mind getting famous for getting hurt after a girl fight. She also wants social media to know, she’s not dead. It’s just a hoax (Photo: Facebook)
Is Miranda, the “Shovel Fight Girl” dead? A report that viral white girl fight video star Miranda Lynn Fugate was killed after receiving a fatal blow to the head with a shovel has been circulating around Twitter today. Thankfully, though, the report is not true. Like any viral death hoaxes that have started recently, this one originated at Huzlers.com, a satirical news site notorious for starting epic death hoaxes. The site was responsible for the Sharkeisha death hoax that started last fall, along with a recent one concerning the Vine rap sensation Bryan Silva.
Although shovel girl Miranda Fugate’s Twitter account @fugate_miranda was suspended, it seems she’s set up a new one @miranda_fugate and tweeted there that she was alive and well even after being hit in the head with a shovel.
This tweet is contrary to a one that came from an account setup just to spread this hoax:
Here is an excerpt from the fictitious article.
“Miranda Fugate died of serious head injuries after being hit with a shovel in the head by an old friend of hers named Emily Powers. The whole thing was caught on video and posted all over the internet and generated around 500,000 video views in just 2 days. In the video, the two girls begin fist fighting outside Emily’s house for a few seconds before Emily threatened to go inside her house and bring out an air soft gun which shoots plastic BB’s, when Miranda suddenly charged at Emily, Emily grabbed a nearby shovel and “cracked” Miranda in the dome. If you haven’t seen the video, watch the video below: At first, It only seemed like a minor head injury as Miranda also temporarily lost one ear’s hearing. Suddenly, while watching ‘Mean Girls’ at home that same day, Miranda collapsed and died instantly. Doctors are saying she died of severe head trauma. “She was a good girl” Miranda’s mother cried to reporters, “I mean, she was sort of a bully, but she did not deserve to get molly whooped like that, especially with a shovel right to the head”. Emily will not be charged with second degree murder but instead man-slaughter as she was only protecting herself, and succeeded.”
While the report is definitely false, still, the story that Miranda, the girl hit with a shovel in a fight, is dead has spread like wildfire on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and continues to spread even now. If you see anyone spreading the story that Miranda Fugate died after Emily Powers hit her in the head with a shovel, maybe share this article with them so they can get their facts straight.