‘Star Wars’ Suicide Is A Hoax

There is a story going around the web that a man killed himself because the main character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is black. This story by News Watch 33 is a hoax. We called WCNC the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina to verify the story and they thought we were nuts.

The story is a great click-bait headline, but once you dig deeper you realize it is a more of a bad Onion article. The website in question is based out of India and has only been up and running for a few months.

Don’t get scammed by the internet!

'Star Wars' Suicide Is A Hoax

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.