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"John is Kill" refers to a copypasta story that is expected to survey what world were doing at the moment of the Beatles John Lennon"s fatality on December 8th, 1980. The story, which is noted by imcorrect English grammar and spelling errors, has actually inspired a number of variations featuring various other deceased celebrities and also musicians in substitute for the English rock star. In December 2019, "Club Penguin is Kil" variation of the copypasta obtained popularity.

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Origin

On January 10th, 2012, an Anonymous 4chan <14> user posted a thread on /tv/ – Television & Film board, apologizing for his "negative English" and asking various other individuals "as soon as were you when warmth legfinish dies", a misspelling of deceased actor Heath Ledger.

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On the very same day, Body Building Forums <12> member HITSTICK53 posted a thcheck out titled "when were you once heat legfinish dies?". On August 2second, 2012, a version of the copypasta featuring the deceased Beatles musician John Lennon was posted to 4chan.<15>

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

Spread

On the exact same day, Redditor <7> Petryz submitted a screenshot of the original 4chan thcheck out to the /r/4chan subreddit, wbelow it got over 3,000 points and 50 comments prior to being archived. On August 28th, 2012, the screenswarm was reposted on FunnyJunk,<1> accumulating upwards of 127,000 views and also 1,500 comments in the following two years. On September 17th, a thread was produced on 4chan urging users to write-up comments on Skrillex YouTube videos suggesting that the digital music producer had died. Two days later, a compilation of hoax YouTube comments titled "When was you as soon as Skrillex die?" was highlighted on FunnyJunk.<9>

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On April 22nd, 2019, Redditor<16> WeNeedFlopper publimelted a screenswarm of a YouTube comment by YouTuber Sergeant Arch Dornan, making use of the copypasta to talk about Club Penguin. It reads, "apolgy for poor english where were u wen club penguin die I was at home eating dorito once phone ring "Club penguin is kil" "no."" The post got even more than 1,700 points (96% upvoted) and 50 comments in less than one year (displayed listed below, left).

About 2 weeks later on, Twitter <17>
_stickfab_ tweeted the copypasta. The short article obtained even more than 880 likes in less than one year (presented listed below, center).

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On December 17th, Redditor<18> Doctor5mooth posted a photo that featured a silhouette of a boy and a penguin looking at sunset underneath the text of the copypasta. The short article obtained even more than 68,000 points (90% upvoted) and 900 comments (shown below, right).