Omar, the basketball referee who became a sensation on TikTok after a video of him catching a ball that was about to fly into the stands went viral, has been the subject of a controversial rumor that he committed suicide. However, there is no official confirmation that he is actually dead, and some people are questioning the validity of the claim.
Is Basketball Referee Omar’s Death a Hoax? How the Rumor Omar Committed Suicide Began
The rumor started when a TikTok user posted a video claiming that Omar had killed himself due to cyberbullying after he gained fame on the social media platform. The video also said that BBC News had reported his death, and showed a screenshot of what appeared to be a BBC article with Omar’s photo and the headline “TikTok star Omar dies by suicide”.
However, the screenshot was later proven to be fake, as BBC News never published such an article, and the photo of Omar was taken from social media. The video has allegedly since deleted it, but not before it was widely shared and viewed by millions of people.
Many TikTok users expressed their condolences and sadness over Omar’s alleged death, while others criticized the cyberbullies who supposedly drove him to suicide. However, some users also doubted the authenticity of the rumor, and pointed out the lack of evidence and sources to back it up. Some even suggested that Omar himself might have staged his death as a prank or a publicity stunt.
How Basketball Referee Omar Memes Became Famous
Omar became famous on TikTok after a video of him catching a ball during a youth basketball game went viral. The video showed him casually grabbing the ball out the air, and then checking to make sure the ladies behind him were okay, before tossing it back to the court without missing a beat. The video has been viewed millions of times on TikTok, and has been praised for Omar’s reflexes and coolness. That moment led to the trending Basketball Referee Omar Memes you now see around the net.
Was Basketball Referee Omar Really Getting Cyberbullied?
It was widely alleged that Omar faced some negative comments and backlash from some people who accused him of being arrogant, attention-seeking, or unprofessional. Some allegedly also made fun of his appearance, voice, or skills. However, there wasn’t any actual proof of this happening either, but social media is known to be ruthless like that so it may have actually happened. In some cases memes can be a form of cyberbullying as well.
The rumor of Omar’s suicide death has sparked a debate on the impact of social media fame, and cyberbullying on mental health. Some people have called for more awareness and support for online celebrities who may face pressure and harassment from their fans or critics. Others have urged people to be more respectful and kind to each other online, and to verify information before spreading it.
As of now, there is no official confirmation or denial of Basketball referee Omar’s suicide death from his family, friends, or representatives. Until then, his fans and followers are left wondering whether he is really dead or alive, and hoping for the best. Hopefully it is all a distasteful social media hoax, and he is still alive and well.