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Russell Crowe infuriated by fake quote in ClickHole

The actor was *not* entertained.

 

Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Apr 30, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 10:55 pm CDT

Uh-oh. Looks like actor Russell Crowe didn’t know that ClickHole is a satire website, and therefore threw a small hissy fit after they ran a quote from him. A fake quote, from fake comments he most definitely did not make—because, you know, ClickHole is 100 percent fake.

Crowe—no stranger to weird Internet fame, as fans of the insidious Javert meme will tell you—later realized his mistake and deleted the tweet. But the Daily Dot captured a screenshot for your entertainment (and posterity): 

Twitter

The tweet from Crowe may no longer be on Twitter, but you can still see people’s replying to let him know that he’d been had:

https://twitter.com/stephenstaunton/status/593827897959415808

https://twitter.com/heyjdey/status/593828188851032065

Here’s the “quote” that got him all worked up:

“Whenever I hear an American say Aussies drive on the ‘wrong side of the road,’ I just lose it. You ever think about how those people grew up driving on the ‘wrong side of the road,’ watched a lot of people get hurt on the ‘wrong side of the road,’ die on the ‘wrong side of the road,’ while other people cheered from the ‘right side of the road’? Australia has a thing called Highway Fights, so it’s touchy.”

Actual image of Crowe reacting to this falsely attributed commentary:

But let’s be real: We all have those Facebook friends from our hometown who don’t realize ClickHole or Onion posts are jokes and post them along with a super-enraged comment blaming Obama or the gays for everything wrong in the world. The fact that it’s Crowe this time, however, makes it 1000 times funnier. Stars—they’re just like our clueless digital acquaintances! We are most definitely entertained.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsqJFIJ5lLs

Photo via Marco Verch/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Apr 30, 2015, 3:15 pm CDT