'Cash Me Outside' Girl Suicide Hoax

A fake news site leveraged the "Cash Me Outside" meme to fabricate a story about a young teen's suicide.

ORIGIN : On 23 January 2017, the web site NBC-News.net published an article reporting that a Dr. Phil Show guest known as the "Cash Me Outside" girl committed suicide.

The teenaged girl in question appeared in a 2016 episode of the psychology-based talk show, clips of which subsequently went viral and led to the creation of the "Cash Me Outside" meme:
On September 15th, 2016, The Dr. Phil Show YouTube channel uploaded a clip in which a 13-year-old girl named Danielle appears on the show with her mother, who has turned to Dr. Phil because Danielle is stealing cars. Tired of the audience laughing at her, she cries “Catch me outside, how about that?”
A month later, a web site that appeared to be affiliated with NBC News reported the 13-year-old girl's supposed suicide:
After months of bullying from social media and peers at school, Danielle Ann was found dead in her room on January 23. The harassment began shortly after the Dr. Phil show released a clip onto their Youtube channel, in which a 13 year old Danielle appears on the show for stealing cars.

While on the show, Danielle began to get irritated with the audience and shouted “catch me outside, how about that?” Initially the airing of the clip was enough to handle. Then a fight with a fellow student leaked online of Danielle being drug out of a car and repeatedly struck in the head.

Just days after, Danielle was found unresponsive by her mother in her bedroom. She was then rushed to the hospital and later pronounced dead late Monday evening.
There was no truth to this claim, which was reported only by NBC-News.net, a fake news site unaffiliated with NBC News. NBC-News.net's disclaimer notes that the site's content is "purely satirical":
The stories posted on nbc-news are for entertainment purposes only. The stories may mimic articles found in the headlines, but rest assured they are purely satirical.




"Cash Me Outside" Girl Did Not Commit Suicide After Viral Video Of Her Getting "Dragged"

Contrary to a fake news report that has gone viral, the "Cash me outside" girl did not commit suicide.

There are reports are moving about the web claiming that Danielle Ann, the infamous "Cash me outside" teen who appeared on a viral segment of Dr. Phil last year, has committed suicide. That rumor, which was started via an article on NBC-News.net, has been proven to be untrue. NBC-News.net is a fake news site that is unaffiliated with NBC.

The fake news spread especially quickly because Danielle and her most quotable moment on Dr. Phil have turned into a popular meme, months after the airing of the interview. "Catch me outside, how about that?" said the then-13-year-old girl to the Dr. Phil audience when they were uncomfortably laughing at her accent, which she says comes "from the streets." For the memes, Twitter users have adjusted the spelling of the catchphrase to "Cash me outside, how bow dah?"

In the fake news article, Danielle was said to have committed suicide days after a video of her getting into a fight with another teenage girl leaked online. That video does exist, and it has gone viral along with all of the memes. In the clip, Danielle appears to get beat up, and her opponent drags her out of a car by pulling on her hair. Footage of Danielle responding to the fight and admitting that she got "dragged" is included in the below video. "Apparently y'all don't know the difference between drag and dog walk," she says. "'Cause she drags bitches, I dog walk bitches."

Anyway, now that it has been confirmed that Danielle didn't tragically take her own life, we can safely enjoy the memes. 

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