Euphoria and Spider-Man actress Zendaya is trending this morning as a rumor’s spread claiming that she’s pregnant. Started on TikTok, the hoax spread to Twitter, inspiring many memes along the way.
Pov: you opened twitter and see “ Zendaya Pregnant” trending pic.twitter.com/Rb7voyELZy
— Abrahamvve (@Abraham54992597) June 15, 2022
On June 13th, 2022, a TikToker named Ryan Roberts posted a video that showed him green-screened in front of a Zendaya Instagram post, showing an ultrasound of a baby in her belly. The caption of the post read, “I love you. Halfway there ❤️,” and tagged fellow Spider-Man actor Tom Holland.
@ryan.roberts THERE IS NO WAY #greenscreen #greenscreenvideo #AmazonVirtualTryOn #MakeASplash #zendaya #tomholland #pregnant #fypシ #zyxcba ♬ original sound – wandakardashian
To the wise observer, the Instagram screenshot was obviously faked, easily debunkable by just going to Zendaya’s profile and seeing that it was never posted. However, more TikTokers continued to reiterate the lie, claiming that she removed it or was hiding the information in general. The rumor proved to be fruitful for these creators who earned thousands of plays over the course of one day.
@frannn819 #zendaya #pregnant ♬ original sound – wandakardashian
@rymorton #fy#foryou ♬ original sound – wandakardashian
Soon after, the hoax spread to Twitter and found itself in the “Trending” bar of the app. Many users saw “ZENDAYA PREGNANT” written in all caps, which was too tempting not to investigate. Memes and tweets surfaced in the 24-hour span, causing a frenzy of references, templates and conclusions to be jumped to.
someone screamed “zendaya is pregnant” in walmart and 20 niggas fell to their knees
— ZERO™ (@ZERONlUM) June 14, 2022
Zendaya pregnant pic.twitter.com/CFF62ZizO6
— AodXXgoofyxX (@XXgoofyx) June 15, 2022
“Zendaya only got pregnant to make me jealous” pic.twitter.com/yejgDVbUOh
— sam 🦦💤 (@sammerIammer) June 14, 2022
The person who said Zendaya pregnant to get Twitter in a frenzy rn: pic.twitter.com/lGaab6Xi7n
— Stack (@GoddStack) June 15, 2022
streets telling me zendaya pregnant? happy for her fr👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾 pic.twitter.com/MV4sdUNcHD
— ¹⁸ (@jetts4prez) June 15, 2022
zendaya, tom & their pr teams after logging on to twitter to see that “zendaya pregnant” is trending: pic.twitter.com/MQzVIPtTue
— any opinion i hold is objectively correct (@CerberusSenn) June 15, 2022
As stated, the rumor was just that: a rumor. As Twitter users began to realize this, they reminisced about when Zendaya being pregnant was trending in back in January. Most likely, this rumor will surface again and again given the actress’ notoriety and meme potential. Will the internet believe when she is actually pregnant? Only time will tell.