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Fake News: Post Malone's Tour Manager Did NOT Quit, Did NOT Say Post Malone Smells Like Expired Milk And Moldy Cheese

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:54:46 Z)

Did the tour manager of rapper Post Malone quit because he smells like expired milk and moldy cheese? No, that's not true: the rapper did say in interviews he doesn't wear any deodorant but the story about the manager comes from a known "fauxtire" site that publishes made up news with a tiny satire disclaimer at the bottom. So that part is not real.

The story originated from an article published by Huzlers on September 19, 2018 titled "Post Malone's Tour Manager Quits Says Post Malone Smells Like Expired Milk And Moldy Cheese" (archived here) which opened:

In a recent interview, the 23 year old rapper explained that he REFUSES to wear ANY deodorant. During the interview, Post said, "I smell good...I won't wear any deodorant or anything, but I have a musk.".

Most recently a fan vomited during a meet and greet saying the rapper smelled like cigarettes and dirty laundry. Rumors of the rappers bad smell have been circulating the internet for a long time but they were just that RUMORS however now his tour manager has quit due to the rapper intensively bad smell. He claims the smell has gotten worse because the rapper hasn't showered in months!

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Post Malone's Tour Manager Quits Says Post Malone Smells Like Expired Milk And Moldy Cheese

In a recent interview, the 23 year old rapper explained that he REFUSES to wear ANY deodorant. During the interview, Post said, "I smell good...I won't wear any deodorant or anything, but I have a musk.". Most recently a fan vomited during a meet and...

Here's the interview where Malone says he doesn't wear any deodorant:

But Huzlers styles itself as a "fauxtire" website and carries a disclaimer at the bottom of each page:

Huzlers.com is the most infamous fauxtire & satire entertainment website in the world. If it's trending on social media you'll find it here!

According to Splinter News the site is run by Pablo Reyes and David Martinez and according to Buzzfeed Reyes is involved with several other fake news websites. They tend to shy away from political stories, opting instead to write for a more "urban" audience, with stories about rappers, criminals and celebrities.

We wrote about huzlers.com before, here are our most recent articles that mention the site:

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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