Hashtag #RIPJimmyFallon Has Been Trending On Twitter, Receiving Tens Of Thousands Of Likes
The hashtag #RIPJimmyFallon has been trending on Twitter. It started as a joke, but not everyone got the joke.
On Tuesday November 15, 2022, Twitter user @EclipseShade69 tweeted a picture of James Corden along with the text, “Gone but not forgotten. Rest easy king 🕊🥀Sept 19, 1974-Nov 15, 2022 #RIPJimmyFallon.”
— Eclipse Shade🍥 (@EclipseShade69) November 16, 2022
Then, Twitter user @SolidusJJ shared a picture of the Tonight Show’s Twitter account which appeared to post #RIPJimmyFallon along with a picture of Fallon with his dog.
wait what the fuck i thought it was just a gag lmao rip i guess pic.twitter.com/BntlYL1XJ4
— Solid JJ (@SolidusJJ) November 15, 2022
Meanwhile, Twitter users who got the joke tweeted the hashtag #RIPJimmyFallon along with a picture of someone else or false information about Fallon.
— Emily Love (@HeyItsEmilyL) November 16, 2022
— Transphobes That Don’t Own An Air Fryer 🏳️⚧️ (@DumbTransphobes) November 16, 2022
— Alexander Ross 🦞 NS ⚓️ (@AlexCTR23) November 16, 2022
Some Twitter users even joked about how Fallon would respond to the hashtag.
— Mark (@k1sh1ka1se1) November 16, 2022
— Danny Armstrong (@DArmstrong44) November 16, 2022
Fallon doesn’t find the hashtag amusing. In fact, he wants it taken down. In response, he tweeted the hashtag and tagged Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, asking Musk to “fix this.”
Musk, who gained control of Twitter in October and has since fired many employees including employees who moderated content, replied back to Fallon, but his reply was not at all helpful. He simply asked, “Fix what?”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 16, 2022
For the record, Fallon is not dead. This hashtag was and is all a joke. It is also still trending.