About

"John is Kill" refers to a copypasta story that is meant to inspection what civilization were doing at the time of the Beatles john Lennon"s fatality on December 8th, 1980. The story, i m sorry is significant by wrong English grammar and spelling errors, has inspired a variety of variations featuring various other deceased celebrities and musicians in substitute for the English absent star. In December 2019, "Club Penguin is Kil" version of the copypasta got popularity.

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Origin

On January 10th, 2012, an anonymous 4chan <14> user posted a object on /tv/ – tv & film board, apologizing for his "poor English" and asking various other users "when were you when heat legend dies", a misspelling that deceased gibbs Heath Ledger.

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On the very same day, Body building Forums <12> member HITSTICK53 post a thread titled "when to be you when heat legend dies?". On august 22nd, 2012, a variation of the copypasta special the deceased Beatles musician man Lennon to be posted to 4chan.<15>

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apology for negative englishwhen were you once john lenin dies?i was sat at home eating smegma butter once pjotr ring‘john is kill’‘no’

Spread

On the same day, Redditor <7> Petryz it is registered a screenshot of the initial 4chan thread come the /r/4chan subreddit, whereby it got over 3,000 points and 50 comments prior to being archived. On august 28th, 2012, the screenshot was reposted top top FunnyJunk,<1> accumulating upwards that 127,000 views and 1,500 comments in the following two years. On September 17th, a subject was created on 4chan urging individuals to write-up comments ~ above Skrillex YouTube videos saying that the electronic music producer had actually died. Two days later, a compilation the hoax YouTube comments title "When to be you as soon as Skrillex die?" was highlighted ~ above FunnyJunk.<9>

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On April 22nd, 2019, Redditor<16> WeNeedFlopper released a screenshot of a YouTube comment through YouTuber Sergeant Arch Dornan, making use of the copypasta to talk about Club Penguin. It reads, "apolgy for poor english wherein were u wen society penguin die I to be at home eating dorito when phone ring "Club penguin is kil" "no."" The article received more than 1,700 clues (96% upvoted) and 50 comments in less than one year (shown below, left).

About 2 weeks later, Twitter <17>
_stickfab_ tweeted the copypasta. The write-up received more than 880 likes in less than one year (shown below, center).

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On December 17th, Redditor<18> Doctor5mooth posted picture that featured a silhouette the a child and also a penguin looking in ~ sunset underneath the message of the copypasta. The write-up received much more than 68,000 clues (90% upvoted) and 900 comment (shown below, right).