It seems like every day there's a new disease, condition or plague that everyone's talking about. In 2018, we're constantly learning about new illnesses that creep into our lives and hurt the ones we love the most.
If you've been online for the past 24 hours, you may have heard of a mysterious illness called "Ligma". The internet is going crazy after an internet personality, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins supposedly died from the new disease. It sounds totally legit, right?
What is Ligma?— Lannan (@LazarBeamYT) July 22, 2018
Whats LIGMA?— Laggin I||I (@Laggin24x) July 23, 2018
what is ligma i dont get it— raisa 💖 (@raisainabin) July 23, 2018
If it sounds real to you, then you've been fooled. Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is at the centre of a new "death hoax" and it's called Ligma.
Here's the story.
Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is an online gamer known for playing the insanely addictive game Fortnite on the live-streaming platform, Twitch. Let's just say that Twitch is basically YouTube but for gamers and they can stream videos of themselves playing for hours on end.
Ninja is one of the most famous gamers on Twitch and he's constantly streaming online. He's become so famous that he recently played a game of Fortnite with Drake and Travis Scott. Yes, Drake from the Six.
So last week, when Ninja stopped uploading streams on Twitch, fans began speculating what had happened to the professional gamer. One fan started the "Ligma" hoax trend by commenting that Ninja's disappearance was due to the fake disease.
Before fans realized it was a hoax, they began sharing the Instagram post as condolences for their favourite internet personality.
Now it's gone viral and people all over the internet are jumping in on the joke.
Press F to Cure Ligma.— MatPat (@MatPatGT) July 22, 2018
Race towards a cure. pic.twitter.com/gJkCeOhZgf
For everyone asking what Ligma is , pic.twitter.com/4rlOfGFs9l— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) July 23, 2018
Ligma disease is spreading around like wildfire, pray for those who have been diagnosed.— lexD (@MrTLexify) July 23, 2018
So, if anyone tries to tell you that they have Ligma or that your favourite celeb died from Ligma, you'll know right away that they're trying to pull one over on you.