Jimmy Fallon asks Elon Musk to help end a disturbing trend on Twitter.
The host of “The Tonight Show” asked the new CEO of the social media giant to remove the hashtag #RIPJimmyFallon that has been trending on the platform.
Fallon tweeted: “Elon can you fix this? #RIPJimmyFallon.”
As of Wednesday morning, Musk had yet to publicly respond to Fallon.
One follower commented that Fallon is alive and well, writing: “Since this is seriously blowing up, I thought I’d just comment that this is satire. Fallon is alive and I hope he’s doing well.”
Another said fellow late-night host Seth Meyers started the rumor.
“Come on guys, we all know it’s Seth Meyers,” the person wrote.
One tried to reassure followers it was just a joke, writing: “Oh for God’s sake! He didn’t die! Stop this! It’s a joke!”
Since Musk took over Twitter, it has exploded and the platform has been bombarded with fake accounts and fake stories.
It also asks employees to work long hours at “high intensity” from now on.