Very Much Alive Eddie Murphy Dies on Twitter (Again)
The current Twitter trend "RIP Eddie Murphy" has gripped the unwashed microblogging masses with equal parts earnest apoplexy ("Idiots on twitter, why would anyone want to trend something like that") and predictable cheap-shottery ("Hey Eddie: 'RIP Eddie Murphy' is God trying to tell you something about your career.") -- not that unlike the last time Murphy "died" on Twitter. The most we can take away from this experience? People are very eager to paint Twitter itself -- what with its frequent death hoaxes and other misinformation -- as the worst mass killer since... well, you name it:
WTF Is RIP Eddie Murphy Trending,He didnt pass away, twitter is killing people more than Jason Voorhees
— It's Shadoe Bitch (@MeganFoxFanNYC) February 3, 2012
RIP Eddie Murphy, god twitter kills more people than Rebecca Black's Friday! #JustSayin
— Michael Booth (@M__Booth) February 3, 2012
RIP Eddie Murphy? WTF, Twitter killed more people than Hitler.
— GrandadjFreeman (@GrandadJFreeman) February 3, 2012
RIP Eddie Murphy. He's not even dead? Twitter kills more people than Bin Laden.
— r.e.b.e.c.c.a. (@TW_Fever) February 3, 2012
RIP Eddie Murphy? God, Twitter kills more people than Voldemort
— Dumble-fucking-dory(@Evil_Dumbledore) February 3, 2012
RIP Eddie Murphy? Is it me or do more people die on Twitter than Texas' Death Row?
— American Humor (@AmericanHumor) February 3, 2012
RIP Eddie Murphy? Twitter kills more people than fried chicken.
— gurdeep singh virdi (@gurdeepsv) February 3, 2012
RIP Eddie Murphy? Man, Twitter kills more people each year than cars, airplanes and trucks combined!
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) February 3, 2012
RIP Eddie Murphy twitter kills more people than midsummer murders
— Courtney Carey(@NathanSykesXOXO) February 3, 2012
RIP Eddie Murphy twitter kills more people than Detroit city!
— father of all stee (@JOYRDTONE) February 3, 2012
RIP Eddie Murphy is trending... Twitter has killed more people than the Titanic disaster. #smh
— Dan Cooper (@mrmadchef) February 3, 2012
"RIP Eddie Murphy" - This is not true. Ignore it. Twitter kills more people than ______ (insert evil well known killer here)
— Laurice Fattal (@LauriceF) February 3, 2012
Er, I have nothing. Go for it. Long live Eddie Murphy.