Some of you might have spotted the 'news' over the last 24 hours that Leonard DiCaprio is considering moving to Galway. Why wouldn't he be? Sure isn't it a lovely spot? Well, not to insult any Galwegians, while it is a grand city, the rumour that DiCaprio is moving there is complete bullshit.
When you trace the story back to its origins, you find these quotes on a wesbite called NewsNow11.com:
I’m just tired of the L.A. lifestyle and I feel like, at this point in my life, I’d rather just live in a place full of real, genuine people. I’ve been to Galway, Ireland a couple of times over the years and the people there are real… they’re genuine, and yeah every community has its problems but the people there are good, decent people and they care about their community. Those are the things I find most important in deciding where to live.
I’m not retiring, I’m just looking for a change in life and I think I’ve found that in Galway,” DiCaprio reassured fans. Let us know what you think in the comments section especially if you’re a resident of the Galway, Ireland area.
Such kind words from DiCaprio about the people of Galway. The only problem is, while it may sound believable, according to kbc14.com he said the exact same thing about Naas.
So straight away you know this is nonsense, because a) the quotes are exactly the same bar the place name and b) no one would ever say anything like that about feckin Naas!
In fact, as politifact.com point out, DiCaprio has said the same thing about Casselberry in Orlando, as well as suburbs in Arizona, Illinois, California, New Jersey and Michigan. Not to mention Guilford, England as well.
And when you click the big 'Disclaimer' button on the NewsNow11.com website, it reads:
newsnow11.com is a satirical and fantasy website. None of the articles on newsnow11.com should be considered true and are simply works of satire or fantasy meant for entertainment purposes. The satirical and fantasy articles on newsnow11.com poke fun at our celebrity obsessed cultures and the politically correct world we’re forced to live in.
Fake news and fairly shite satire. Sad.