If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! That’s what Macaulay Culkin did by posing ‘dead’ for a Twitter photo the same day a wide-spread death hoax hit the internet.
Macaulay Culkin, 34, wants everyone to know that he’s alive. Well, sort of. Shortly after news of his “death” spread like wild fire, the former child actor posed for a hilarious but shocking picture in response to the rumors he had died.
Macaulay Culkin’s Shocking Pic After Viral Death Hoax
Don’t worry, Home Alone fans.
Despite what you may have read online on Nov. 8, Macaulay is still alive and well.
To prove just that, later that very same day Macaulay played “dead” in a Twitter photo with his friend, another internet sensation, Anchovy Warhol.
“Weekend at bernies with @Anchovywarhol,” Macaulay’s band, Pizza Underground, captioned the first photo of the actor after his death hoax.
In the photo, Anchovy appears to be dragging Macaulay’s “dead” body. The caption is an ode to the 1989 movie, Weekend At Bernie’s, a dark comedy in which two young men lead everyone to believe their friend, Bernie, is still alive by propping up his dead body at different events.
Hey, at least Macaulay has a sense of humor about this whole thing, right?
Macaulay’s Death Hoax Started On Fake MSNBC Site
The rumors that Macaulay had been found dead inside his New York City apartment all started because of a fake website that was created to trick readers into thinking it was actually MSNBC.
The site, MSNBC.website.com, originally reported the news and even cited a “source” inside the apartment confirming it belonged to the actor. Yikes!
Of course, fans of Macaulay’s work freaked out online, but HollywoodLife.com is happy to soothe their fears by letting everyone know that he is, in fact, still alive. Phew!
So HollywoodLifers, what do YOU think about Macaulay’s death hoax? Are you happy to see that he is still alive? What do you think about his photo? Comment below!
— Lauren Cox