The image that James Holmes — the suspected gunman behind the Aurora, Denver theater shootings — allegedly sent out on 9 Gag that warned users that he’d “kill everyone” has been deemed a fake.
According to Mashable, the image was uploaded by a user that went by the name of ‘JamesHolmes124.’ The text on the image is featured over a picture of a theater that reads: “Tomorrow I will kill everyone during the new Batman premiere in Colorado. People will die for the glory of le 9Gag army.”
Mashable believes the image is photoshopped:
The screenshot coincidentally shows 36 tweets and 365 “Likes,” so the easy solution would be a search on Twitter for any evidence yesterday, before the media discovered it — which shows zero results.
Now that the image has been proven to be a fake, that just means there’s some nut job out there who actually thought of a plan to create this image. Like Jean said today, the human race continues to disappoint.
Update #1 Saturday 6:22 p.m.
9 Gag has released the following statement regarding the image in question:
The Colorado ‘Dark Knight’ shooting is a devastating tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. When we initially heard the rumor that one of our users may have been involved, we did an immediate and thorough search of the site and found absolutely zero evidence that any of the alleged posts ever appeared on 9GAG. Any reports otherwise are completely untrue and we ask your help in putting this incredibly insensitive hoax to rest. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and, as the investigation continues, we will certainly help in any way we can.