On Monday, May 28, pro wrestler Hulk Hogan tweeted a touching tribute to his one-time friend, Jackass star Bam Margera. The tweet was especially interesting to Twitter users for one obvious reason: Bam Margera is still alive.
Hulk realized his mistake pretty quickly and sent out a correction:
Twitter was endlessly tickled by the incident.
Hulk Hogan paid tribute to Bam Margera today, who — despite what Hulk Hogan thought — is not dead. pic.twitter.com/TKJBMb2xXV— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) May 29, 2018
Hulk Hogan has spent the last 7 years thinking Bam Margera is dead.— Carl James (@CAJ_310) May 29, 2018
Hulk hogan forgetting that bam is alive is one of the funniest moments on twitter this year— golden knights fan account (@TomGranzzz) May 29, 2018
Forgetting someone is alive makes everyone involved feel bad!
whoopsie brother hh pic.twitter.com/ZHGiWfJoIn— Top Marks (@TopMarksPod) May 28, 2018
Hulk Hogan memorializing Bam Margera is great. I hope some of my close friends let me know how much they miss me before it is too late ... for me to read about it on twitter.— jash (@jash_keyo) May 29, 2018
It turns out Hogan isn’t the only confused Twitter user…
Saw people tweeting about Bam Margera and immediately thought he died. Then I saw Hulk Hogan was the reason people were tweeting about Bam Margera and 2018 is confusing and difficult— Smith Malone (@SmithMalone) May 29, 2018
i feel ya hulk hogan. i didn’t know bam margera was still alive until like last summer— charlie brown (@berniemacsho) May 29, 2018
One Twitter user had an explanation:
Hulk Hogan was just on Ambien, brother— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) May 30, 2018
And the moment definitely had an impact on some more than others…
Today’s news cycle was so wild that Hulk Hogan mistakenly claiming Bam Margera is dead didn’t even register a blip— Larry Fitzmaurice (@lfitzmaurice) May 30, 2018
While Hulk takes some time to figure out which of his friends is deceased, many on Twitter are giving thanks for one of their favorite interactions of all time. What a day to be alive!
Hulk Hogan just posted a touching tribute to Bam Margera, who is not dead pic.twitter.com/CPl7jUusRn— Lee Conner (@LeeJeffmosh) May 28, 2018
The Hulk Hogan Bam Margera tweet is the best thing that ever happened on twitter.— Johm (@Johm1211) May 29, 2018
Hulk Hogan is a must follow on Twitter. HH pic.twitter.com/djqHcRlP3W— The Last Jedi was good (@AndyGault316) May 29, 2018