Jimmy Fallon has called on Elon Musk to sort out a bizarre hashtag that had proclaimed him dead.
The Tonight Show host took to Twitter to ask the new CEO for help after #RIPJimmyFallon began trending on the platform on Tuesday, with users jumping on to mock the situation.
Many took the opportunity to share a ‘tribute’ with someone else’s picture in place of the comedian – including Matt Damon and James Corden.
However, some didn’t quite get the joke, and appeared to believe that the 48-year-old had truly died, paying their respects with emotional tweets.
Taking matters into his own hands, Jimmy publicly reached out to Elon for help, penning: ‘Elon, can you fix this? #RIPJimmyFallon.’
The billionaire businessman didn’t seem that fussed about the commotion, and simply replied: ‘Fix what?’
And with that, their interaction appears to have ended…
Elon’s controversial takeover of Twitter was finalized last month, and the Tesla founder promptly set about making a raft of changes – including allowing anyone to purchase Twitter Blue, and the previously coveted verified badge, for $8 a month.
Since his arrival, a string of stars have confirmed their decision to leave the platform, including Stephen Fry, Toni Braxton and Mick Foley.
Gigi Hadid shared her reasons for deactivating on Instagram, penning; ‘For a long time, but especially with its new leadership, it’s becoming more and more of a cesspool of hate and bigotry, and its not a place I want to be a part of.
‘Only sorry to the fans who I’ve loved connecting with for a decade via Twitter, but I can’t say it’s a safe place for anyone, nor a social platform that will do more good than harm.’
Jeremy Clarkson also made his feelings known, slamming the idea of paying to be verified when he gets ‘unhinged’ replies.
‘This of course, brings me on to the internet’s biggest cesspit: Twitter,’ he said in a recent Sunday Times column.
‘The last time I looked, I had seven million followers, but I rarely post anything because the responses I get are always unhinged.
‘And now there is talk that the company’s new owner, Elon Musk, is going to make me pay for the blue tick that says I am who I claim to be.’
The former Top Gear host spoke of his own worth to the platform by posting, adding: ‘Why? I’m the one who helps bring advertisers to the platform.
‘I’m the one who has to jump into a tank full of piranhas every time I say anything. You should be paying me.’
Over to you, Elon…