Ah, Internet - why do you lie to us all the time? A new viral story has Garth Brooks collapsing in tears on stage as the crowd booed the legend relentlessly. Some people actually believe this. Let's break it down.
First, going to a Garth Brooks concert costs money - like any concert these days. Is it believable that a whole crowd of Garth haters would pay good money to show up just to boo him off the stage? Or that Garth - a seasoned performer - would take boos so hard he would break down in a puddle of tears?
Logic says no; but some people read headlines and buy in if the headlines coincide with their wants or beliefs. Even if it comes from an obvious parody site. Unfortunately, when enough people believe something (no matter how misguided), in 2023 it goes global in minutes. Pro tip: a little research can save you from looking foolish to all your Facebook friends.