Ok so it’s been irking me that I keep seeing people “liking” and reposting all these famous celebs saying these sometimes awe inspiring quotes or spewing “knowledge” on some particular topic of interest. What irks me about it is that there is no proof that a celebrity even said it not to mention that no one is bothering to research whether any part(s) of the quote is true.
It started off months ago with the emergence of the “Will Smith” tweet pics with the quotes, then it became Will and Jada, then it became Laila Ali, then it became Venus and Serena and now the one that has absolutely caused me to start twitching is the emergence of a Seth Rogen tweet pic saying something about Mitt Romney and some old KKK slogan.
First off; Will Smith does NOT have a Twitter account; not the Will Smith we’re all thinking about anyway. Let’s skip right to the Seth Rogen pic as it is the most recent of events. The tweet references “@real_seth” as the author from Twitter. The actor Seth Rogen does have a twitter page and it is “@sethrogen”. You can confirm this with the little verified check mark.
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I did a simple Google search from my Blackberry this morning and found a nice little video clip that was linked to a blog that may or may not have started this whole Mitt Romney, KKK controversy. I listened to the audio clip and in it you can clearly hear Mitt say something similar to what they claim the KKK slogan was but it is audible and clear enough to prove that he definitively does NOT say what is posted in the picture. At the time of this post there were 377 shares of this picture from one source on Facebook.
It’s one thing to not like a politician but if you’re going to pounce on every negative thing you hear about that person without doing your own homework; who are you really helping in the end?
I’m not even going to get into all the quotes attributed to Frank Ocean from Twitter when he decided to come out of the closet…..except that all the quotes were from the fake page and not the real one. All of a sudden Frank Ocean became the smartest and most revered person in America so much so that people were dumb enough to retweet things from an impersonator who’s page clearly stated “not Frank Ocean”. No one gave a damn about him, relatively speaking, prior to him coming out the closet.
And people wonder why I drink.
Thank God It’s Five, TGIFive.