Ted Nugent Inspires Twitter Death Hoax
The popular social media network, which has given rise to erroneous death reports regarding Eddie Murphy, Drake, Denzel Washington, Megan Fox — and many others — was all abuzz with the #RIPTedNugent hashtag yesterday (Jan. 10), inspiring thousands of users to weigh in with wisecracks about ol’ Uncle Ted (who is very much alive, by the way).
In bad taste? Perhaps. But it’s all in good fun, and regardless of what you think of Nugent’s music, politics, or personal lifestyle choices, there’s no denying that the hoax brought out amateur comedians all over Twitter, 140 characters at a time. We’ve embedded a few choice tweets below:
#RIPTedNugent of a diabetic shock from one poontang too sweet. Treatment covered under Obamacare was unavailable to Nugent due to freedom.
— Thierry (@tcote) January 11, 2013
God’s Draft was the only one he couldn’t dodge. #RIPTedNugent
— stefan(@boring_as_heck) January 11, 2013
#RIPTedNugent I got to meet him after a concert when I was 14, and he gave me a cowboy hat he’d made from the eyelid of a whale.
— Matt Fisher (@fishermatt) January 11, 2013
#RIPTedNugent, electrocuted trying to climb into the panda habitat at the San Diego Zoo with a crossbow.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) January 11, 2013
#RIPTedNugent tased by Best Buy security guards for defacing DVDs to read “Moulin Nuge” and pasting a photo of himself next to Ewan McGregor
— Simon Barrett (@Simon_Barrett) January 11, 2013
#RIPTedNugent Electrocuted while putting together the powerpoint for his TED Talk, “The 2013 Cyber Rebirth of Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.”
— Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) January 11, 2013