The RIPTaylor trend isn't for Taylor Swift FFS...not all trends are for famous people...—
Kelsey Horan (@VibesFor1D) July 16, 2012
Wait, the world doesn’t revolve around celebrities? Are you sure?
On Sunday, a woman died at a Warped Tour concert in Ontario. Although no official information has been released, Twitter users reported that the woman was 19-year-old Taylor Nesseth and #RIPTaylor began trending.
Naturally, Twitterers assumed that their favorite celebrity Taylors were dead.
Nope, it wasn’t Taylor Swift.
Sigh. Not Taylor Lautner either.
The presumably older, but not necessarily wiser crowd also misinterpreted the #RIPTaylor hashtag.
Apparently no one assumed it was Taylor Dayne or Taylor Hicks.
As celebrity death rumors swirled, the Twitterverse paid respects to the late Taylor Nesseth.
The Warped Tour’s official account tweeted:
But the Twitterverse rumor mill is still grinding away.
The band Chelsea Grin killed a girl at Warped Tour by throwing a bowling ball into the crowd.—
dog balls, M.D. (@N0T0RI0US_BIG) July 16, 2012
please boycott band "Chelsea Grin." they threw a bowling ball into the crowd at Warped and killed someone!!!—
V★REX (@ABigBagOfKeys) July 16, 2012
Chelsea Grin responded to the rumors:
Our hearts go out to the person who died today. We still don't know everything that happened but it's no time for jokes on our page.—
Chelsea Grin (@ChelseaGrinUT) July 15, 2012
Police say Nesseth’s death was probably due to a medical issue.