Tony Lopez is a 19-year-old TikToker — best known for his Hype House attribute, and dancing videos.
Within the past few days, however, fans simultaneously began acting as though Lopez had passed away.
“R.I.P Tony” was flooding the comment section of his most recent TikToks, and it happened so frequently that even Lopez himself responded to the comments.
“Why is my comment section this rn?”, the caption read. Lopez went from looking confused, to playing along with the death hoax. He laid on the floor and pretended to be deceased.
Most of the comments under that TikTok were things like, “his mom is posting his drafts… omg, it’s like he’s still here”, or “fly high, helicopter”.
Lopez’s death hoax traced back to Larray’s birthday party. On Tuesday, July 21st, Nikita Dragun organized a surprise birthday party for social media influencer, Larray. Other influencers, such as: Charli D’Amelio, Bryce Hall, Addison Rae, James Charles, Ondreaz Lopez, Tony Lopez, and more were also in attendance.
The influencers received backlash from various media outlets, due to their “carelessness” for Covid-19.
Outside influencers, such as Tyler Oakley and Elijah Daniel, have also called them out — with Daniel recently revealing that many party-goers have already tested positive for Covid-19.
However, Lopez is allegedly receiving backlash for giving a lap dance to Larray, when he’s in a committed relationship.
Larray is currently in a relationship with influencer, Brady Potter. Many fans felt that it was disrespectful to invade Larray’s personal space, when Potter was in the same room. Some even claimed that Larray “looked uncomfortable”.
The morning after Larray’s party, Lopez kept his tweet vague and mysterious:
Since Lopez has received direct backlash for past scandals, fans have decided to take a different approach this time, and created Lopez’s death hoax.