UPDATED at 2:22 p.m. PT: A Facebook spokesperson issued the following statement to TheWrap:
“For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts. This was a terrible error that we have now fixed. We are very sorry that this happened and we worked as quickly as possible to fix it.”
Some Facebook users, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, got quite the shock when they logged in on Friday: The social media site mistakenly declared them dead.
A banner appeared at the top of a large number of user’s profiles with the message, “Remembering [User’s Name]: We hope people who love [User’s Name] will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his/her life.”
Seeing as the site declared so many dead, we thought it only appropriate to round up tweets with some funny reactions from people who found out secondhand that they were no longer among the living.
Read the reactions below.
- DJ Alex Reyes Ent (@djalexreyes) November 11, 2016
– KTLA (@KTLA) November 11, 2016
What if Facebook was actually just, for 20 minutes, showing us an alternate timeline in which we WERE all dead, while we live on in this one
- Chris Otto (@Papergreat) November 11, 2016
i am not dead on facebook, which seems unfair; how can i sign up for sweet release from this mortal coil
- testy susan (@merrilymaralie) November 11, 2016
– Renae W (@PetiteStarsFan) November 11, 2016
Well, Facebook has the ultimate M. Night Shyamalan twist: we’ve all been dead this whole time. Well played, Facebook.
– Laura Bedrossian (@LauraBedrossian) November 11, 2016
– Kathleen Warnock (@kwarnockny) November 11, 2016
Facebook seems to be inadvertently reporting people as dead. Can you get one if you’re just dead inside?
– Kate Lambert (@itskatelambert) November 11, 2016
We’re all dead and in the church at the end of Lost. Thanks Facebook.
– madness (@divinemadness) November 11, 2016