Elon Musk's Twitter takeover continued to wreak havoc this week when #RIPJimmyFallon began trending, despite The Tonight Show host being very much alive.
The hashtag began trending Tuesday night, leading many users to send out concerned posts about the "fake news" spreading rapidly on the social media website. "He isn't dead!!!" wrote one user. "So much for Musk keeping #FakeNews off Twitter, huh?" wrote another.
What the fuck is wrong with you people! He isn’t dead!!! #RIPJimmyFallon— Mr. Freeze (parody) (@IceColdKilla9) November 16, 2022
Just so you know. Jimmy Fallon isn't dead. He's been trying to get Elon Musk to take down the #RIPJimmyFallon hashtag, to no avail. So much for Musk keeping #FakeNews off Twitter, huh?https://t.co/2ltq8vVvVn— Cate Perry ♿️ (@CatPurry9) November 16, 2022
Fallon himself then tweeted at Musk, asking him to "fix" the viral mess. "Elon, can you fix this?" Fallon wrote.
Elon, can you fix this? #RIPJimmyFallon— Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) November 16, 2022
Musk responded "Fix what?" this morning, seemingly only fueling the chaos further. The new Twitter owner has faced a slew of issues since taking over the site, suspending the launch of Twitter Blue shortly after a number of fake "verified" accounts surged on the social media platform.
Fix what?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 16, 2022
#RIPJimmyFallon was still trending as of Wednesday morning.
Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.
TOPICS: Jimmy Fallon, Elon Musk