Betty White, the 92-year-old comedienne and actress who seems to only get better with age, is fine. Despite what you may have heard on Twitter, White is not dead.
But she is the victim of a bad pun.
‘Satirical’ news site Empire News published an article on Wednesday titled “Actress Betty White, 92, Dyes Peacefully In Her Los Angeles Home.”
Dyes? Dies? Homophones? Get it?
Of course this article, coupled with the the inability of many to stop and think about the difference between ‘die’ and ‘dye’, led to White being killed, again, on social media. This isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last time that the internet has declared Betty White a goner, but it’s the first time she’s been offed with a hair dyeing joke.
GODAMNED INTERNET! Making me sing Golden Girls theme through tears. Betty White LIVES! her pact with satan remains valid
— Marc Fennell (@marcfennell) September 4, 2014
Lucky for all of us, one of America’s national treasures is alive and well.
From the LA Times:
White’s agent, Jeff Witjas, assured the Los Angeles Times that the actress was alive and well. “She is on the set shooting ‘Hot in Cleveland’ right now,” he said.
Hurry up, Facebook. We need more of those satire tags, stat. And as far as Betty White’s concerned – she’ll probably outlive us all.
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