Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tweeting film fans ‘kill off’ Mickey Rourke instead of Mickey Rooney

The other Mickey ... Actor Mickey Rourke, the star of The Wrestler, and to the surprise o
 
The other Mickey ... Actor Mickey Rourke, the star of The Wrestler, and to the surprise of many on Twitter he is definitely not Mickey Rooney who died this week. Photo: AFP Source: News Limited
 
LEGEND ... Mickey Rooney, 93, the Hollywood legend who died this week. Picture: AP)
LEGEND ... Mickey Rooney, 93, the Hollywood legend who died this week. Picture: AP) Source: AP

TWEETING your grief at the passing of a Hollywood legend shows you have heart. But getting that legend confused with some other Mickey just shows you might be missing in brains. 

Scott Feinberg, of The Hollywood Reporter, took to Twitter today to share a series of tweets from so-called film fans who confused the pint-sized Hollywood legend with tough-guy Mickey Rourke.

One was best known as the star of The Andy Hardy series. The other is best known for his Oscar nominated performance in The Wrestler. One had a cheeky grin, the other has a face only a mother could love — assuming that mother had problems with her vision.

Feinberg summed up those who failed to think before they tweeted in a tweet of his own:

“Our society is lost to morons.”



  David Shaw @lfcmaestro23
How sad that Mickey Rooney passes away the same day as Wrestlemania, he was brilliant in 'The Wrestler'.

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