Amazon’s head honcho is still standing, but Twitter had a field day with #ripjeffbezos

The tweets lamenting Bezos’ fake demise included pictures of just about every white, bald man under the sun.


July 9, 2020

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Are you a white, bald, middle-aged man? If so, we’ve got news — according to Twitter, you’re actually Jeff Bezos. And Twitter thought you were dead.

Rest assured: Amazon’s head honcho has NOT “drowned in the Amazon river,” as some Tweeters claimed. But reality didn’t stop some pranksters from powering #ripjeffbezos to trending status anyway.  

The tweets lamenting Bezos’ fake demise included pictures of just about every bald white man under the sun. But not Bezos himself.

Here are my personal favorite imposters:

See here: the actual newsy part of this piece

Bezos did not actually perish. But he probably shouldn’t celebrate too fast. 

Walmart is launching a same-day delivery subscription service to compete with Amazon Prime, called Walmart+.

Amazon Prime has been cutting into Walmart’s base for years — more than half of Walmart’s top-spending customers have a Prime subscription. But with a price point $21 cheaper than the standard price for a Prime membership, Walmart+ puts the retail megachain back on offense. 

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