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Tracy Morgan: Twitter Hoax Gives Emmys Viewer Boost

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Tracy Morgan was the subject of a huge Twitter hoax last night and wasn’t even aware of it at the time.

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel decided to take to the social media network to get a little ratings boost for the Emmy Awards; trouble was, his plan involved the “30 Rock” star and a little faux drama. Minutes after he tweeted, Tracy Morgan became a trend on Twitter and thousands of viewers tuned in to watch the awards.

An estimated 25,000 tweets went out in the next few minutes about Morgan, and of course when people figured out that Kimmel was just trying to get people to change the channel, they called him out on it. But he’s one of the few people who could throw out a little fake bit of news like that and still make people laugh rather than cause outrage.

 
 
 
 
Tracy Morgan: Twitter Hoax Gives Emmys Viewer Boost
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  • rock chick

    who cares..

  • iz

    TRACEY MORGAN DID KNOW…EVERYONE WHO WAS WATCHING KNEW BECAUSE HE ASKED HIM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRANK…..WHERE WERE YOU…OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Duh

      I agree. Clearly you weren’t watching the Emmys because if I remember correctly Jimmy said something to the fact of “Ok now everybody tweet Oh My God (but omg because the kids like that) Tracy Morgan just passed out onstage at the Emmys, turn on ABC right now” He then told Tracy to lie down and just stay there.

  • Writer wasn’t watching

    Clearly the writer of the article didin’t watch the show itself…Tracy Morgan was most definitely “in” on the joke, as were the millions of people watching the show. Why do you think Tracy laid on the stage for 5 minutes afterwards? Or why other people besides Jimmy Tweeted about it?

    It’s probably best to start actually doing the things you are paid to do….lying isn’t working for you.