Austin Mahone Rips HollywoodLife For “Ridiculous,” False Story About Breakup

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By Michael Lewittes

Austin Mahone called out HollywoodLife on Tuesday night for yet again making up another entirely fictitious story. As Gossip Cop has noted, the webloid publishes two types of posts, (1) stories it rips off from legitimate news outlets like Gossip Cop and (2) rumors it manufactures, laughably accompanied by the word “exclusive.” In this current instance, the unreliable site fabricated — above photos of girlfriend Camila Capello looking upset and Mahone appearing surprised — the “shocking reason” they broke up (see right).

Following the Fifth Harmony singer telling a radio show, “We’re actually not together anymore,” HollywoodLife went into overdrive and manufactured a fictitious backstory about why the two young stars broke up. The bogus blog, which had the audacity to claim it can “reveal the truth,” quotes a so-called “source” as saying, “She wanted to tell people [they were dating] and he wanted to keep it low key.” The fake source goes on to say, “When she revealed that they were dating, he accused her of using it to sell albums and she was hurt by that and they both decided to break up.”

But much like other HollywoodLife stories, it is not true. Unfortunately, not enough stars slam HollywoodLife for lying, though a number have, including Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus. And thankfully on Tuesday, Mahone joined those ranks and called the webloid out for its fabrication. After the site tweeted that it had the “reason” Mahone and Cabello broke up, he tweeted back, “that’s the most ridiculous reason I’ve ever heard… Nothing like that even happened at all. Idk what source u guys talking 2.”

Gossip Cop can guarantee you that HollywoodLife will come up with another post to weasel out of this latest lie, but remember there are really only two options here. (1) HollywoodLife makes up stories and counts on celebs not publicly shaming them or (2) the site truly has among the worst, most inaccurate sources in entertainment reporting. Neither is worthy of being called “journalism.” See Mahone’s tweet below for all the proof that’s needed.

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