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SpaceX confirms launch over Los Angeles, one celebrity not buying it

In the “City of Angels” there was something floating over them.

With a projectile shooting accross the skies in Los Angeles Friday, it raised some eyebrows. However, SpaceX, a company that designs, manufactures and launches the world’s most advanced rockers and spacecraft, confirmed the projectile was a rocket they launched for an experiment. The city’s mayor Eric Gracetti confirmed it as well.

“It’s a #SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base,” Garcetti tweeted Friday.

This was a relief to atleast two people on Twitter who thought it was a nuclear launch.

“When you see #SpaceX trending and realize it wasn’t a Nuke launch [by] Trump,” Twitter account Big Uzi tweeted Friday along with a gif of Denzel Washington patting his heart.

Another thought it was an outside attack on America.

“When you though[t] North Korea got tired of Trump talking sh*t and they was ending it all #SpaceX,” Twitter account DKT tweeted Friday with a photo of Taraji P. Henson hiding behind a car.

In addition to a nuclear launch another common theory was that a UFO was hovering over Los Angeles.

“Wtf is in the sky…,” The Greatest Showman star Zendaya tweeted. After seeing a tweet from SpaceX it gave her “some kind of closure” knowing it wasn’t what she thought it was initially.

“Cause I was almost positive it was some UFO alien shit…,” Zendaya tweeted.

Even after SpaceX had confirmed it was their launch one celebrity wasn’t buying it.

“I’m calling bullshit on SpaceX’s excuse. That shit’s a UFO and there’s been others that have been seen that are just like it!!” Demi Lovato tweeted Friday night.

By Gino Terrell

This article was originally published in MCXV December 23, 2017.


Gino Terrell is the Director of Content at Hidden Valley Culture Blog/In-Depth section. Terrell covered local artists and reviewed mainstream shows in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area under the Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). He also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate) and American Public Media Group. He's accumulated over 30 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists and founded award winning student-magazine Pipers In-Depth at Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota). He was once the sports editor for the school newspaper, The Oracle. Follow him on Twitter: @Gin026

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