Rumors, by the very nature of what they are, tend to be dramatic and ridiculous. Even rumors that start from seeds of truth tend to become overblown and skew the facts, as the game of telephone grows more rampant.
While some rumors can become toxic and ruin someone's social life or career, there are times when they are so silly all you can do is look back, roll your eyes, and laugh.
In a popular Reddit thread, people shared the dumbest rumors that have been spread about them, and it's truly wild the lengths people will go to with their nonsense.
1. From BrilliantlyDepressed:
That my parents were drug dealers, and they involved me in selling drugs at my elementary school.
What actually happened was that I gave my friends a dollar each from my lunch money so we could all buy cookies. Somehow the rumor spread all the way to the principal, so he dragged me to his office and lectured me about not giving my money away in front of other people.