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“I was very confused”: TikToker speaks out after being mistaken for dead in the Astroworld tragedy

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An Australian teenager spoke up after being mistaken for dead Tragedy of the astro world.

Amelyun Nguyen, 17, has uploaded a TikTok that shows screenshots of some of the alleged rumors of her apparent “death” at Astroworld. The rumors were spread via Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

A tenth victim on Sunday 9 year old Ezra Blount, died after fatal crush at the Astroworld Festival by rapper Travis Scotts in Houston on November 5th.

Around 50,000 people were at the festival. The tragedy occurred when participants reportedly pushed themselves forward on stage and some could not breathe.

Nguyen told BuzzFeed news that she doesn’t know how the rumor started since she isn’t even a Travis Scott fan.

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She said, “I was honestly very confused and wondered how people found my pictures.”

On TikTok, she uploaded a clip with the headline: “Woke up and the world declared me dead”.

She showed a screenshot of a tweet incorrectly spelling her name and a picture announcing that she was “the first to be pronounced dead” at Astroworld.

The tweet at the time of publication indy100 couldn’t be verified, appeared to have 74,000 likes, and was retweeted 30,000 times.

She also showed screenshots of her Instagram DMs where she could see people tagging her account in tribute posts on their Instagram Stories.

At another Instagram encounter, she had revealed that someone contacted her Instagram to contact her parents. They wrote to their parents that his Toronto school had organized a GoFundMe for them.

Someone else uploaded a picture of her to Instagram and asked them to share it so their “family can see that we are all here”.

The news of her apparent death also spread on TikTok.

Since the video was uploaded, it has garnered over 8.3 million views, 1.4 million likes, and 26,000 comments.

Some made lighthearted comments on the misinformation, with one user saying, “Phase one: Rejection” while another said, “It’s like she’s still with us”.

One person wrote, “At least they chose a cute picture.”

Another said, “It reminded me that I can literally say anything on the internet and people will just believe it.”

Misinformation and conspiracies related to the tragedy were seen on TikTok after the crush.

Some of TikTokers’ quirky claims include a theory that the crush was a “satanic ritual.”

Even today, when you enter Astroworld in TikTok, you still have the autocomplete options: “Astroworld Demonic”, “Astroworld Symbolism”. A TikToker claimed the stage looked like an “upside down cross” and the triangular shape of the canopy was a “super clear symbol of the Illuminati”.

Latest Page News asked TikTok for a comment.

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