If you have been on Twitter at any point over the past several hours, you may have noticed that the hashtag #RIPEllen has been trending as a death hoax involving talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has gone viral.
The New York Post reported that despite the show getting lower ratings than normal it was not in any danger of being cancelled.
Not that numerous people on Twitter were paying attention to that aspect of the trend. They just thought she had suddenly passed away. In fact, one of the rumors being spread even had Ellen reportedly dying after falling off a roof. (I bet her former bodyguard started that one. That or some members of the crew of her show.)
#RipEllen is trending when she’s not dead… is Ellen getting cancelled or is this just a random death hoax? Twitter always confuses me
— unseen academical (@rincewindes) July 7, 2020
Naturally, as people on social media have been known to do in the past, the heartfelt concern folks had for the well-being of the 62-year-old comedian ended up resulting in an onslaught of comical memes.
— heterophobic (@cumatica) July 7, 2020
— C-Haze (@CHaze77) July 7, 2020
— wais 🦦 (@waissssssssss) July 7, 2020
Omg screw you twitter i wake up to seeing #RIPEllen trending and i thought it was her….
To save you time from scrolling through these tweets, its not her. pic.twitter.com/zUKpWQ03Ks
— Political Junkie🇨🇦 (@politics_ww) July 7, 2020
— ..cms.. (@mavis_monty) July 7, 2020
— Faith (@fjac0bs) July 7, 2020
Gosh people this is not a good joke . 😟#RipEllen
— iloveJustinbieber ❤️ (@jailey37537409) July 7, 2020
— 𝘾𝙊𝙇𝙊𝙉𝙀𝙇𝘽𝙊𝘽2020 (@colonelBOB2020) July 7, 2020
Do you really have to ask? Oh, it was rhetorical. There you go.