Sale of Tylenol Banned in South Carolina-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Tylenol and other over-the-counter drugs have been banned in South Carolina over fear that picking cotton from the bottles will perpetuate slavery.
Tylenol and other drugs haven’t been banned in South Carolina.
The rumor started on a website called RCGroups.com that lets members post political jokes and cartoons. A Facebook user then posted the “joke” and it was shared more than 16,000 times within days.
From there, the claim that Tylenol had been banned in South Carolina spread to online discussion forums, where people began commenting as if it was an actual news report.
The claim that Tylenol had been banned in South Carolina became wrapped up in nationwide debate about the display of Confederate symbols in public places that followed the murder of nine people a African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina.