HAHA I THOUGHT JACKIE CHAN DIED i'm so dumb.—
SΔRΔHLΔIΠΣ (@sarahh_lainee) June 20, 2013
Don’t worry Twitchy fans, we’re not going to start covering every celebrity death hoax. But really? Jackie Chan? Loveable, butt-kicking, America-hating Jackie Chan?
Guys, Jackie Chan is dead.—
ChristianPaul Aquino (@paulaquino22) June 20, 2013
We see these things come across our desks every day, but after a while we start to wonder how these death hoaxes continue to self-perpetuate. How many hoaxes does it take before people stop retweeting this rubbish, or before whoever starts them stops thinking it’s funny? Are there not better ways to prank the Twittersphere? Couldn’t we at least, like, announce the death of the last Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus or something? At least that would be legitimate, creative comedy.
But no, we’re killing off Jackie Chan … again.
Did Jackie Chan die? WTF this guy on fb posted this RIP Jackie Chan.—
T R I S H I A (@trishhiyah) June 19, 2013
RIP Jackie Chan!—
Brandy MacKenzie (@BrandyMacKenzie) June 19, 2013
jackie chan rip—
grin (@taeganprisk) June 19, 2013
RIP Jackie Chan. wut?—
Naommms. ♡ (@hannahbabiano) June 19, 2013
RIP Jackie Chan: Martial Arts Legend :(—
NathanielNicoFuster (@callmeTHANIEL) June 19, 2013
I cannot believe Jackie Chan is Dead. :(—
Rex Oliver (@KnightBraven) June 20, 2013
Whoever did that last one gets extra points for graphics, but still, what is wrong with people?
At the end of the day, this is nothing out of the ordinary. However, speaking for those of us who actually have to sit and watch our Twitter feeds for a living, can we please stop the madness?
OH MY GOSH MY MOM JUST TOLD ME JACKIE CHAN WAS DEAD LOL MOM IT'S FAKE AND IT WAS FROM LIKE 3 YEARS AGO. SMH GET OFF FACEBOOK—
Pauline Alfonso (@PAULY_pocket12) June 20, 2013