NEW YORK: “I’m alive, healthy and happy.”
That’s what the “Corn Kid,” real name Tariq, posted in a story to his TikTok page @kornboyofficial on Friday in response to a viral rumor claiming that he died.
The hoax, which says Tariq was found dead as the result of a gang-related shooting, originated on Facebook, according to Distractify.
The seven-year-old took the internet by storm this summer after he appeared in a Recess Therapy video, which went viral on Instagram and TikTok, declaring his love for corn. TikTok users also turned the interview into a variety of content, including an original song.