Jimmy Fallon Asked Elon Musk To Shut Off The #RIPJimmyFallon Twitter Hashtag Since He’s Still Alive, But Elon Saw No Issue With It
Even though pandering Golden Retriever-type Jimmy Fallon almost died of the shame shivers that one time modern-day Madonna awkwardly flashed her paid-for oversized nalgas on The Tonight Show, he lived to over-laugh at literally everything his guests say another day. But despite the fact that Jimmy’s still alive, the hashtag #RIPJimmyFallon started trending on Twitter last night when many tweeters started using it mischievously with pics of people who aren’t actually Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy got Jimmy-mad (which probably isn’t actually very mad at all), and tweeted directly to Elon Musk, asking him to shut the whole thing down. However, Elon didn’t seem to see any issue with the blatant misinformation since misinformation and general dipshittery have recently emerged as the meat of Elon Musk’s Twitter™.
The Hollywood Reporter says that many people who weren’t in on the joke or live in other countries were confused by the #RIPJimmyKimmel campaign. But since Elon fired most of Twitter and took away the free lunch of those who stayed, he’s most likely running the platform single-handedly from the back of a Tesla Y, so fixers are slim pickins.
Earlier on Tuesday, the more mischief-making element on Twitter launched #RIPJimmyFallon, with users posting the hashtag often with a picture of someone other than Fallon.
Twitter users, particularly those abroad, who weren’t in on the supposed joke were shocked and confused. One Korean user tweeted, “This came up as a hashtag, so I was taken aback. Really. Oh, it’s funny. Because Melon Musk fired all the people in the information confirmation department, now fake news can hit the market, so this hashtag. Oh, it’s funny real #RIPJimmyFallon.”
And I shall now call Elon Musk “Melon Musk” in perpetuum since it brings to mind the fragrance of cleavage sweat on a steaming hot day, and Elon has proven himself to be a reeking stain upon humanity. Here are a few of the tweets that I’m sure got Jimmy’s goat:
— John Popcorn 🇺🇦 (@JohnnyPopcorn) November 16, 2022
— Megs – mastodon.sdf.org/@the_meghaning (@the_meghaning) November 16, 2022
— Emily Love (@HeyItsEmilyL) November 16, 2022
Jimmy tweeted at Melon, hoping that he’d help out by disabling the hashtag, but was met with utter indifference and a pass-off to the account of one of his brilliant content moderation ideas that no one understands or takes seriously.
Perturbed, Fallon tweeted, “Elon, can you fix this? #RIPJimmyFallon.” Musk, who has taken a highly personal approach to content moderation since he took over Twitter, responded to Fallon’s tweet Wednesday morning with “Fix what?”
Here’s Jimmy’s cry for help:
Elon, can you fix this? #RIPJimmyFallon
— Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) November 16, 2022
And Elon’s impassivity:
Sounds like a job for @CommunityNotes!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 16, 2022
And Melon really did give that few fucks, because the joke continues to trend:
— Persephone Silver (she/her) $1030/2000 (@PSPersephone) November 16, 2022
— Dr hives MD (@DrHives) November 16, 2022
— Anna Keglevich (@AnnaKeglevich70) November 16, 2022
Perhaps this is Jimmy’s comeuppance for palling around with an accused sexual assaulter and humanizing the Trumpsterfire (also an accused sexual assaulter) by playfully rubbing whatever that shit on Trump’s head is. So if Madonna’s ass and his several (definitely not alcohol-induced) injuries haven’t killed him yet, the fact that it appears he isn’t as well-liked as he obviously so deeply craves might. Don’t worry, though, Jimmy. Twitter may be on its last legs anyway.
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