Mike Tyson fools fans by tweeting about face tattoo removal
Mike Tyson, reality star Snooki and even the White House got into the spirit of April Fools' Day on Monday with a few headline-making hoax tweets.
Boxing champ Mike Tyson, 46, got in on the feel-good fun, claiming that he was “at the doctors office this morning. Getting this tattoo removed from my face.”
“This is going to be painful,” he tweeted, as fans weighed in with their disbelief.
Two hours later, however, the famous athlete couldn’t keep a straight face anymore and admitted to his joke, Us magazine reported.
“Ok. April Fools. There is no #GoodbyeMikeTysonTattoo,” he reassured fans. “This tattoo is with me forever.”
Snooki, who has previously stated that she won’t be tying the knot with fiance Jionni LaValle anytime soon, tweeted a shot of herself in an elaborate lace gown getup (complete with diamond-encrusted tiara) on Monday afternoon, with the caption: “Jionni and I eloped! Here’s a pic of the magical day!”
Dubious fans weren’t so quick to buy into the former Jersey Shore star’s “news,” however. Even LaValle weighed in on Snooki’s excited tweet, with a joking, “Mannn you fooled me!”
Comedienne Rivers, who’s always game for a laugh, got in on Twitter’s April Fools’ Day joke one day early, sharing her take on Twitter’s fake “two-tiered service” -- a system that involves a removal of all vowels.
“We’re doing this because we believe that by eliminating vowels, we’ll encourage a more efficient and ‘dense’ form of communication,” the company announced on its blog. “We also see an opportunity to diversify our revenue stream.”
“Twyttr? Why byy vywyls whyn yyy gyt ‘Y’ fyr fryy? Syckyrs!” Rivers tweeted.
But it was the White House that got the biggest jab at America with its own version of an April Fools’ Day tweet.
“This morning, the White House released a special video message from the President,” the message read, linking to a Youtube video that showed an official-looking White House podium.
Instead of President Obama, however, it was “kid president” Robbie Novak who appeared on-screen.
“It looks like you were expecting someone else,” the tiny politician said, wishing everyone an “awesome day” before walking off-stage.