Celine Dion Said She Hates America, Can’t Stand American Flag-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

Celine Dion said that she hates American and can’t stand to look at the American flag anymore.

The Truth:

There’s no truth to rumors that Celine Dion said she hates America and can’t stand the American flag.

That rumor started on September 1, 2017, at USADailyNewsPosts.com. The website frequently publishes baseless claims that public figures have said they hate America, and Celine Dion is the most recent target.

celine dion hates america
A website known for falsely reporting on the patriotism of public figures is behind false reports that Celine Dion said she hates America.

The post includes only a photo of Celine Dion and the headline, “Celine Dion Says: ‘I Will Leave U.S And Move To Canada Tomorrow, Finally Leave This Goddamn Country’. Do You Support This?” The headline isn’t accompanied by an article that explains when or why Celine Dion said she hates America, and it’s nothing more than clickbait: a baseless headline designed to generate clicks.

We couldn’t find any interviews or credible quotes in which Celine Dion was critical of America — let alone that she said she hates America. Dion reportedly declined an invitation to perform at President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, but she didn’t speak publicly about the decision.

A quick scan of the site shows that similar false reports that Justin Bieber and Bill O’Reilly said they they hate America were published within days of the Celine Dion report. None of them check out. The site appears to frequently publish false reports that use false quotes to make celebrities appear unpatriotic.

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Collected on: 09/05/2017
celine dion hates america
A website known for falsely reporting on the patriotism of public figures is behind false reports that Celine Dion said she hates America.