Don’t worry: Despite reports, Doge is not dead

Photo via http://kabochan.blog.jp

Over the weekend, one of the most famous animal celebrities of the internet reportedly passed away.

The news was brought to the net by the “official Twitter account of China Central Television.”

What?

Kabosu, the legendary pup behind one of the internet’s greatest memes, dead?

Wow.

Much Sad.

R.I.P. Doge.

Shiba I-NOOO.

But thankfully, for everyone, this appears to be a poorly executed hoax or an April Fools’ joke.

Here’s doge, alive and well and doge as ever.

Hooray. Much good news. Great treat. Happy doge.

Naturally, people were not happy about this effort.

That said, doge the meme did die three-and-a-half years ago, when a congressman used it to make a funny.

David Covucci

David Covucci

David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]