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Keanu Reeves did not say that humans are "about to break free from the matrix," despite a bizarre report from a website that frequently publishes fake news. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this claim. We're told it's not true.

In Reeves' 1999 sci-fi film The Matrix, the human race is unknowingly living in an virtual reality, while their bodies are actually being harvested in a dark underworld run by machines. According to YourNewsWire, the actor believes that the plot of his movie is real and recently asserted that humanity is on the verge of discovering that their existence is a lie.

The unreliable blog says that Reeves went on a rant about the human race being "enslaved" on the set of his upcoming Super Bowl commercial for Squarespace. The actor is quoted as saying, "Humanity is showing signs of breaking free from the matrix... Yeah, sure, there are a lot of people still only interested in keeping up with the Kardashians, but a significant chunk of the population has woken up."

As the story goes, the actor believes a "war is being fought" between the machines that control the human race and a group of rebels looking to set everyone free, which is the exact storyline of the actor's classic film. The untrustworthy blog goes on to say that Reeves credited President Donald Trump with "allowing humanity to wake from its slumber" and realize that dark forces "are actively controlling our lives and suppressing our true ability."

Here's what's true about the outlet's odd article: Reeves is starring in a Super Bowl commercial for Squarespace. Here's what's false: everything else. A search online of Reeves' supposed remarks cannot be found on any other reputable site. Additionally, Gossip Cop is exclusively assured by a source close to the actor that he never went on a diatribe about humanity living in "the matrix" while shooting the TV ad. Reeves doesn't believe that the world is living out the plot of one of his movies. It's just an absurd claim from YourNewsWire, a website know for manufacturing fake news.

This also isn't the first time that outlet has made the actor the subject of an outlandish and fabricated story. Gossip Cop recently busted the blog for falsely claiming that Reeves had accused Hollywood elites of using the "blood of babies to get high." This is latest article inspired by The Matrix movies is more fake news.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.

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