On Sunday — April Fool’s Day, mind you — a story hit the web which claimed that Grammy winner Bruno Mars had come out of the closet, announcing that he’s homosexual during a Chicago radio interview.
“The timing is bad. I hadn’t realized it was April Fool’s Day, but it’s
been pointed out to me, and I don’t want to go too public with this,” Mars was quoted as saying.
The report first surfaced on CNN iReport, a site described as a “compilation of news items submitted by citizen journalism.” Essentially — it’s the Wikipedia of news reporting. Anyone can update it with stories, photos, and video.
Turns out, the whole thing was untrue. Mars’ rep tells GossipCop that he said nothing of the sort, and that the “false” story was “completely fabricated.” iCNN has subsequently removed the story from its site.