Mariah Carey is not having a "meltdown" after "packing on the pounds," despite a sensational report that isn't grounded in reality. In fact, Gossip Cop has confirmed the mean-spirited claims are actually made up.

As Gossip Cop reported, the National Enquirer published fake news last week, wrongly claiming Carey was "too fat to walk." In the cruel story, in which the superstar was body-shamed for her size, the supermarket tabloid ignored plenty of evidence of Carey walking around with ease to give the inaccurate impression that she's becoming disabled due to her weight. Though the assertions were grossly false, now its sister outlet RadarOnline is furthering the manufactured storyline. The webloid is exclaiming in a headline on Tuesday, "Mariah Meltdown! Carey A 'Weepy Unstable Mess' After Packing On The Pounds." The accompanying article alleges the singer is a "weepy unstable mess" after her Las Vegas show "bombed with the fans."

"Her weight gain and lazy performances are bringing her shame and she's just so distressed," a so-called "insider" is quoted as saying, before alleging Carey is "used to being the diva and this fan backlash is really discombobulating for her." Yet despite claiming the songstress' residency "bombed with fans" and there's a "fan backlash," the site provides no evidence to back up either contention.

Rather, the supposed source further maintains of Carey, "She cries a lot. However, it's her own fault and due to drinking too much, gorging on comfort foods and not exercising. Mariah doesn't see the correlation between her unhealthy behavior and the bad reviews. She's gone from high-octave wonder to a joke in heels, which she can't even walk in anymore." The tabloid's specious tipster adds, "Now she made an emergency appeal to Bryan [Tanaka] to help her shape up her act."

But it's actually the webloid and its sister publication that need to "shape up." Both are not only being needlessly mean, but also spreading blatant misinformation. Carey is not melting down. She's actually in quite a happy place right now, both personally and professionally. "Mariah is having a fantastic time on tour with her children, family and friends," a rep for the superstar tells Gossip Cop exclusively.

And for proof, look no further than Carey's Instagram, which shows both her twins and Tanaka on the road with her. The singer's kids even joined her on stage on Monday. Real life clearly doesn't match this fake news narrative, and RadarOnline and the National Enquirer should be ashamed for making it up.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.


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