Hollywood Unlocked is a gossip website and IG page run by its CEO Jason Lee. They most recently got a Kanye exclusive interview and they specialize in hip hop gossip and news. So you may have been as surprised as most people to learn that according to a story on Hollywood Unlocked yesterday afternoon, Queen Elizabeth died. As of this morning they are still the ONLY outlet to report the story. It read “Sources close to the royal palace notified us that Queen Elizabeth has passed away.” Jason Lee is still trending but he is standing by his story tweeting “We don’t post lies and I always stand by my sources. Waiting for an official statement from the palace.”
UPDATE: Hollywood Unlocked has apologized and admitted their report was INACCURATE.
Our deepest apologies goes out to the #RoyalFamily and all involved in this embarrassing situation. It was an accident and we're working hard to make sure that this mistake never happens again. The intern journalist was misinformed and published the draft post by mistake. - HU— Hollywood Unlocked (@HollywoodUL) February 23, 2022