I can't believe it, I just can't believe it. Adam Sandler must have 9 lives because today marks the 5th time he's been taken for dead in the infamous Switzerland Death Hoax which has been plauging the comedian since September of 2012. Each month, without fail. it seems the rumor begins again, circulating through the ranks of Twitter and Facebook that Adam Sandler has died in a tragic Switzerland Snowboard accident. Of course Sandler is not the only one to fall victim to this long running Twitter and Facebook Hoax. Indeed stars such as Channing Tatum, Johhny Depp, Jim Carrey and more have all fallen victim to the infamous Global Associated News Death Hoax! At moments like these I'd like to post a cliche SMH (shaking my head), but a this point, the fact that Adam Sandler has been murdered and taken for dead by the same Twitter hoax for the 5th time in 5 months is more than I can bear. In case you hvaen't picked up my grip, no Adam Sandler is not dead, he has not died, and tweets about his death should stop now.
Just to set the record straight, I've pulled out my original story on the death hoax for your reading pleasure. Enjoy it... the first time around it made it's way to Fark.com as one of the funniest smartest pieces submitted that day! As for the rest of those who have been taken by the hoax, please kindly remind them to check before tweeting anything so tragic as a possible death, celebrity or not, before verifying the facts.
Adam Sandler Dead In Snowboard Accident: Switzerland Hoax Takes Third Victim This Week
Okay people, let's just get one thing clear right now: Adam Sandler is ALIVE which more than I can say for my humor, or my hoax-ridden fingertips. It seems as soon as I finish covering one, another one pops up - kind of like those little gopher games in Chuck E Cheese.... But anyway, I digress.
So, you've heard it before, twice now. Word for word. Just take out Charlie Sheen and Channing Tatum's name, insert Adam Sandler's, and what you have is the third Switzerland Snowboard hoax to take social media by storm this week.
So who's starting these incredibly taxing and terrifying tricks? None other than Global Associated News, a jokester website well known for its hoax starters, and the same folks responsible for the others 2 snowy slaughterings.
Now, not that I'm really in love with these hoaxes as it is, but you would think, at the very least, they could give these guys a unique death scenario. I guess though, if you get your kicks off of terrifying the ignorant, originality is probably not high on your priority list.
If you didn't hear it the first two times, here is the crock of crap Global Associated News has been feeding thousands of fans, causing them to believe 3 much-loved actors have fallen, who are in fact alive and kicking, and most of them on sets of upcoming movies.
"Witnesses indicate that Adam Sandler lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed," the report reads. "Adam Sandler was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death."
So there you have it. Died in a crash and no alcohol to be found. Boy could I use a drink...
I don't exactly understand how these things get so far out of control. I mean really folks, a simple Google and you've got the knowledge! We don't have to "tweet" everything we believe...or create a Facebook page in honor of our ignorance! This, however, is exactly what keeps happening time and again. Adam Sandler's death is no exception. Right now on Facebook, 56,000 people in counting have lit the proverbial "like" candle in honor of a star whose time has not in fact come.
I'm sorry if this post doesn't hold all the jaunty enthusiasm mine typically do. I think Twitter and its hoaxes have killed it.
As to the actor himself, this video shows about what I imagine Sandler might feel about being killed off, for the second time, in this same mundane fashion.