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Fake Pete Wentz Shark Attack Selfie Fools The Internet


Just in time for Shark Week comes the strange story of Pete Wentz's shark selfie. The image above, a photoshopped image of Wentz 'taking a selfie' while being pursued by a Great White, reportedly comes from a year's old Tumblr post that was then turned into a bogus news story about a man, "James Crowlett," a 34-year-old insurance salesman from Oregon, who died attempting to take the selfie to end all selfies. Wentz even got into the silly spirit of things by tweeting out the news story with the caption, "Rest in Pete." Sadly, many were fooled by this digital sleight of hand and believed the "shark attack selfie" was, in fact, real. So in case anyone is wondering, Pete Wentz is alive. The rule of three does not apply here.

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  1. SLEIGHT of hand.

    Posted by: Pedant | Aug 13, 2014 7:57:51 PM

  2. Williams, Bacall and Wentz. The Rule of Three... in Bizarro World.
    "Now it's time to play our game"

    Posted by: parkrunner | Aug 13, 2014 9:13:13 PM

  3. That photo is a obvious fake, I can't believe people thought it was real. Then again people believe the bible too and it's just as fake.

    Posted by: Say what | Aug 13, 2014 10:11:14 PM

  4. The 3rd already happened. Charles Keating was the first. Then Robin. Then Lauren.

    Posted by: Marc | Aug 14, 2014 1:12:14 AM

  5. The pic is obviously a fake but a great one

    Posted by: jjose712 | Aug 14, 2014 7:19:03 AM

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