Michael Jordan Lowers Price of Air Jordan Shoes to $19.99-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Michael Jordan has lowered the price of Air Jordan shoes to $19.99 because he’s tired of people killing each other over his pricey shoes.
A fake news website is behind reports that Michael Jordan is lowering the price of his shoes to $19.99 in 2017.
The website, Not Allowed To, published a story in December 2015 under the headline, “Michael Jordan to Lower Price to $19.99 On All Jordan’s in 2017.” According to the report:
“I’m just tired of people paying for the illusion that more expensive means better, when in reality my shoes cost way less to make,” said Michael Jordan, on why he is lowering the price on Air Jordan brand sneakers.
Michael Jordan claims he is shocked and tired of people fighting and killing over his high priced shoes. He wants to set a point, by indicating individuals are pending more cash on something elite doesn’t make you exceptional it just makes you a fool with money.
The false report was widely shared on social media sites, and many readers were tricked into believing that it was true. But Not Allowed To regularly publishes reader-submitted stories that haven’t been proofread or fact checked.
The website’s Terms of Service states that the site makes “no representation as to the completeness, accuracy or currency of any information on this Web Site.”
So don’t expect to buy Air Jordan shoes on a budget anytime soon.