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That Golden Girls Reboot Rumor You Heard Is False

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So, who made this meme, and why is everyone so mad about it? According to an interview in The Daily Beast, creator YODA BBY ABY — who has dubbed himself the “King of Facebook Fake News” — is behind the image, and people are pissed at him … even leveling death threats against him for making up a “Golden Girls” reboot. (Some of their other work noted in the outlet is a poster of a “Clueless” reboot starring “Mad Men” star Kiernan Shipka, and Jim Carrey in a third “Ace Ventura” movie; neither of those are real projects.)

Despite YODA BBY ABY’s bio on Facebook — which reads, “I’m just here to eat frogs, lift rocks, and be satirical. The page is 100% satire and fake news” — people took his “Golden Girls” reboot meme super seriously. Why did he make it? As he told the outlet, “Golden Girls” is a major comfort show for him. “I got to thinking about ladies that could portray each role perfectly and I went to work looking for some images I could use,” he said. “I love the show, to be honest. I love that even in the early 1980s, this show was a giant call to arms against discrimination against many stepped-on communities.” Unfortunately for YODA BBY ABY, social media went nuts over his “Golden Girls” reboot trick … in a bad way.

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