I almost had a heart attack while I browsed Twitter earlier today as I looked to what was trending in my country (UK) and found that one of my greatest idols had died. #RIPJeremyClarkson, the list read. My heart sunk as one of my favourite presenters and writers, possibly ever, had just died. I read further.
Of course, it turned out to be a hoax with several Twitter users posting disgusting jokes about The Grand Tour presenter.
He died after giving birth to a 10lb Baby pic.twitter.com/WaHzaiRN5h
— Mr Eton Oldboys OBE (@EtonOldBoys) September 10, 2020
He got a C & two U's and now he's dead #RIPJeremyClarkson
— 'Client Journalism' Expert (@ClientJournoExp) September 10, 2020
Absolutely tragic news about Jeremy Clarkson. The only crumb of comfort is that he died doing what he loved- driving a super car at 250mph whilst doing racist impressions of Asian people down the phone to Richard Hammond just before he slammed into the wall #RIPJeremyClarkson
— Mr Demos of Pnyx (@gem_ste) September 10, 2020
Clarkson’s Wikipedia page was also edited to show the date of this ‘death’, which caused several large media outlets to contact Jeremy’s PR team. Of course, they replied with a confirmation that he is alive and well.
Fans on Twitter didn’t take kindly to this hashtag:
Twitter is a sick place at times like, people saying someone has died when they haven't is just disgusting #RIPJeremyClarkson
— Melissa Marsh (@melmarsh97) September 10, 2020
Disgusting. Why is this happening? #RIPJeremyClarkson
— Michelle P 💜🐱💜 (@snowangelmrsp) September 10, 2020
So, did you fall for it? Let us know!