Shortly after the news of the passing of freedom icon Nelson Mandela hit the internet, Twitter began to fill up with tweets of remembrance, deference, and general praise of the anti-apartheid revolutionary. There were tweets of poetic sadness, wonderful tweets that reflected upon to the life of a man who was an inspiration to so many.
And then there was this…
R.I.P. Nelson Mandela, subject of Weinstein Co’s Idris Elba-starrer 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' which opened Nov 29 and has awards buzz.
— Nikki Finke (@NikkiFinke) December 5, 2013
That’s Deadline founder Nikki Finke with one of the year’s most misjudged tweets. Oof. Luckily, the focus has been directed from her incredibly odd statement to a new, hilarious hashtag: #FinkeObits.
— Marshall Lewy (@MarshallLewy) December 6, 2013
RIP Apollo I astronauts, best known for their work in the prologue of Hanks-starrer APOLLO 13, available on BluRay & DVD #FinkeObits
— Kevin Walsh (@spazweez) December 6, 2013
RIP Geoffrey Chaucer.. Your Canterbury Tales inspired much storytelling which led inexorably to Disney's Snow Buddies #FinkeObits
— Bill Bailey (@BillBailey) December 6, 2013
R.I.P. Ed Gein, whose pioneering work inspired Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and 5 time Oscar™ winner Silence of the Lambs! #FinkeObits
— Greg Garry (@GregGarry) December 6, 2013
R.I.P. Ronald Reagan, your support of a murderous dictatorship would see James Woods best performance in Oliver Stones Salvador .#FinkeObits
— Andy Walsh (@No_Alphabet) December 6, 2013
RIP Freddy Krueger. Concern that his passing will definitively spell the end of Friday 13th franchise likely premature. #FinkeObits
— Mary Beth Williams (@embeedub) December 6, 2013
RIP George Bernard Shaw, whose play Pygmalion inspired She's All That, giving a young Freddie Prinze Jr his first starring role. #FinkeObits
— Robin Archer (@AllThingsRobin) December 6, 2013
RIP Kim Jong-il whose iron-fisted rule of North Korea made Team America: World Police, eminently more watchable #FinkeObits
— Dan Beaumont (@DanBeaumont) December 6, 2013
RIP Oskar Schindler who saved 1000 lives in WWII inspiring a book & film. Buy Schindler's List now & get free PDF of Mein Kampf #FinkeObits
— Liam O'Prey (@liamlumiere) December 6, 2013
RIP Ayatollah Khomeini, the REAL genius behind 2012's Best Picture Oscar-winner ARGO. #FinkeObits
— Mike White (@THEmikewhite) December 5, 2013
RIP Osama Bin Laden, antagonist of the films UNITED 93 and WORLD TRADE CENTER, neither of which won Best Picture. #FinkeObits
— Drew Morton (@thecinemadoctor) December 5, 2013
RIP Malcolm X, who fought the power in Spike Lee's latest Joint, now in theaters. #FinkeObits
— Christopher Runyon (@CGRunyon) December 5, 2013
— Tim Lowell (@timlowell) December 6, 2013
God I love Twitter.
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