Nowadays, with the vast influence of media in our lives and with the widespread use of social networking sites it is quite easy to spread news, information, quotes, and even gossips. In America, people woke up today learning from the top news that Mr. Bean was dead. Rowan Atkinson known for his role as Mr. Bean in television and as Agent Johny English on movies was rumored dead. Fortunately, many have realized and learned that the news is false. However, how did it start?
A message posted on Twitter become a trending topic “R.I.P. Rowan Atkinson.” by a Filipino twitter user named Michael Robert Meras which he regretted afterwards because he was bombarded with questions and harsh comments because of his bad sense of humor.
He wrote: “Shutting down now. Sorry guys, RIP Rowan Atkinson was just a joke. Sorry for that matter, I never thought it would be that viral. We<3MrBean.”
The ❤ sign is that of a heart and the message means “We love you Mr. Bean.”
If you are going to search in Google the name Rowan Atkinson it would generate a lot of hits pertaining to his death so people do take these types of false news seriously!!!
Now even Wikipedia was fooled :p
Now that’s one way of getting fame but I am pretty sure that is not good publicity and there are better ways to get attention. We are grown adults that should know our limits when it comes to sharing sensitive issues. Be responsible for your own actions.
Sikat nanaman ang pinoy sa kalokohan!!!
- Mr. Bean Dead? Justin Bieber Puts a Stop to Rowan Atkinson Death Rumor on Twitter (inquisitr.com)
- No, Mr. Bean Did Not Die In A Car Accident [Mr Bean] (jalopnik.com)
- Rowan Atkinson Death Rumor Even Fools Wikipedia Editors (blippitt.com)
- Mr. Bean Not Dead [Rumors] (gawker.com)
- RIP Mr Bean: False rumour of actor Rowan Atkinson’s death trends worldwide on Twitter (dailymail.co.uk)
- We’d like you to know… Mr Bean is… not….. (bazaardaily.com)
- R.I.P. Rowan Atkinson and Other Celebrity Death Hoaxes Ahead of Oscars (ibtimes.com)
- Justin Bieber Wants People to Respect Mr. Bean (celebs.gather.com)