FACT CHECK: Did The Guardian Publish An Article About Tina Turner Dying Without Reparations?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

An image shared on social media purports The Guardian published an article stating singer Tina Turner died “without receiving reparations.”

Verdict: False

This image is digitally fabricated.

Fact Check:

Turner died May 24 at her home in Switzerland at the age of 83, Fox News reported. King Charles III honored Turner with a tribute concert from the Band of the Welsh Guards at Buckingham Palace during the changing of the guards. 

The Twitter post purports that writer Shola Mos-Shogbamimu published an opinionated piece in The Guardian that stated Tina Turner never received reparations. The screenshot includes a photo of Mos-Shogbamimu and is dated May 24.

“As White fans mourn the loss of Tina Turner, black fans need to remind them, she died without receiving reparations,” the alleged headline reads.

The image has been digitally altered.  There is no credible news report that suggests that this headline is authentic. There is no record of this piece on the Guardian website. Likewise, there is no record of this piece on any of the Guardian social media accounts.

Writer Mos-Shogbamimu has not published an opinionated piece for The Guardian in two years. Her last piece was on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The headline was, “Meghan has been mistreated for years-but her interview still shocked me.” (RELATED: Image Claims To Show Explosion AT Pentagon)

This is not the first time a fabricated article has been shared online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that the Guardian published a piece about getting “dozens” of COVID-19 vaccine boosters.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter