Former Saints player Will Smith was and is currently a trending topic on Twitter following news of his murder in New Orleans late last night, causing a lot of confusion for fans of the actor/rapper with the same name.
Sadly, this confusion also shed light on how insensitive people can be, even in the wake of tragedy. Here are a few of the incredibly ignorant and callous tweets from fans of the actor Will Smith, who were relieved to find out it was only our beloved football player who was lost last night.
I thought will Smith the actor got shot. I almost cared— The life of pablo (@THEREALDEANTMAN) April 10, 2016
I saw will smith was shot to death, I instantly thought the actor, it's all good, we can still have suicide squad— Brendan Scott (@shadowxsky1) April 10, 2016
When you think Will Smith the actor died but you find out it was Will Smith the football player pic.twitter.com/Qem2KL8N4I— ʝσиαтhαи ♚ (@xKibbs) April 10, 2016
yes irrelevant. the only reason he's trending because they thought he was THE will smith. https://t.co/COJYBWSLfN— erik (@RowdyRebeI) April 10, 2016
bitch I thought the actual will smith got killed. I was bout to say, damn he let a nigga run up on him? smh https://t.co/mx25kHI1Tf— i hate you oxxy. (@0xxy_) April 10, 2016
For a second I thought it was the actor Will Smith who died...— MITV (@LORDDUFFY_) April 10, 2016
Thought Will Smith the actor died lmao I was about to be soooo sad— kaaaaat (@KattAtack) April 10, 2016
Not gonna lie, when I saw "RIP Will Smith" all over my timeline, I thought it was the actor Will Smith.— Michael ✌️ (@mquattrock28) April 10, 2016
kenecia: "omg will smith died"— mreezy $ (@mariahreyesss) April 10, 2016
me: it's the football player not the actor....
Man I thought the actor Will Smith died.— yvette (@TheReal_YDM) April 10, 2016
Huh, what do you know. Will Smith IS dead.— Ammy (@Ammy175) April 10, 2016
...Oh, sorry, some football player, not the actor.
Unbelievable. There really are no words for this.