Summary: A woman named Serena Beuford’s butt implants exploded whilst doing squats at a Planet Fitness gym in Boston.
Originated from: NewsWatch33.com
Date(s) active: July 2015
Stories about a woman named Serena Beuford who’s butt implants exploded whilst doing squats at her gym are spreading virally across the Internet. The stories claim that her “ass exploded” and that she is in a coma with damage to her intestines and colon. From what we can determine, the story started from a site named NewsWatch33.com but has since been republished dozens of times, including on many media outlets. The original article on NewsWatch33.com reads –
Serena Beuford, 27, of Boston is in a coma after her butt implants exploded while doing squats for an Instagram Video at Planet Fitness.
Doctors say Serena Beuford is in serious condition after her butt implants exploded. Beuford was working out with a friend at Planet Fitness in downtown Boston. After Beuford’s friend finished working out, she attempted to record Beuford doing squats to post the video on Instagram.
Despite being republished on some local media outlets, it does not appear that the story is true. Originally published on NewsWatch33.com, the story has spread like wildfire amongst blogs and media websites, but the main source is most often attributed to NewsWatch33, which, unknown to most of the sites that ran with the story, is a site registered in June 2015 that is known to publish fake news articles.
The story gained quite a lot of attraction after it fooled many mainstream outlets, including News 4 San Antonio, an NBC affiliate.
The image of the woman with the “large derriere” was taken from a Twitter feed under the pseudonym Elnaz1985 who has posted dozens of other photos showing her unique figure. We cannot determine if Elnaz1985 is actually Serena Beuford but there are no Internet results for Serena Beuford at all other than articles related to this story. There are no people registered under that name on social media, or other data aggregator websites, suggesting the person does not exist.
Additionally the photo of the gym used to illustrate the article is not the downtown Boston Planet Fitness outfit which was purported to be the location of the alleged incident. Rather it is an image of the Planet Fitness in New Haven, Connecticut.
Given these facts it is unlikely that this story is actually true, but rather another example of how the Internet and indeed legitimate media outlets have been taken in by a fake news website masquerading as entertainment.
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