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Jimmy Fallon is asking Elon Musk to take down #RIPJimmyFallon


By Marianne Garvey, CNN

Jimmy Fallon is asking Elon Musk to help put a stop to a disturbing trend on Twitter.

“The Tonight Show” host asked the social media giant’s new CEO to take down the hashtag #RIPJimmyFallon that has been trending on the platform.

Fallon tweeted, “Elon, can you fix this? #RIPJimmyFallon.”

Musk responded to Fallon the next morning, asking “Fix what?” He then brought the matter to the attention of Twitter’s @communitynotes account.

Musk replied again later, this time joking: “Wait a second, how do we know you’re not an alien body snatcher pretending to be Jimmy!? Say something that only the real Jimmy would say …”

One follower commented that Fallon is alive and well, writing, “Since this is seriously blowing up, thought I’d just comment that this is satire. Fallon is alive and hope he’s doing well.”

Another quipped that 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 assure followers it was only a joke, writing, “Oh, For God’s Sake! He Did Not Die! Quit That! It’s a Joke!”

Since Musk took over Twitter, he’s been on a firing spree and the platform has been bombarded with fake accounts and false stories.

He’s also asking employees to work long hours at “high intensity” going forward.

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