Beloved comic book creator, Stan Lee, died on November 12 at the age of 95 and people have been expressing their sadness in a variety of ways, but one paper in New Zealand got it all wrong.
On the front page, the Gisborne Herald announced the death of Spike Lee at the age of 95. You know, the director of Do The Right Thing and Malcom X.
Spike Lee, beloved creator of Professor Malcom X, Spider-Inside Man, and ‘Do the right’ Thing. pic.twitter.com/hCIbwheXzo
— Man vs Pink (@ManVsPink) November 13, 2018
They didn’t do the right thing.
— Billybob69 (@WillieMcAlpine) November 13, 2018
People wanted to help out and fix the error.
RIP Bruce Lee
— Robert Emery (@robertemeryx) November 13, 2018
Don’t make me Ang Lee, you wouldn’t like me when I’m Ang Lee.
— Edward Mróz (@inzmru) November 13, 2018
So sad to hear about Stanley Tucci
— TruBlue (@r_rigatony) November 13, 2018
And Stanley Cup
— Dave Landau (@LandauDave) November 13, 2018
RIP, Spike Jonez
— Lost in the atoms of the linoleum. (@ScrewsForEyes) November 13, 2018
What about Paul Stanley (of Kiss) ?
— Chris Barton (@oklamediacritic) November 13, 2018
Or that Alice in Chains guy, Lee Stanley
— Steve (@stevecantsmell) November 13, 2018
Robert E Lee. Still dead.
— Trumps Gold Toilet (@TrumpsGold) November 13, 2018
For his part, Spike Lee took the flub in stride and post to Instagram condolences for Stan Lee.
We all make mistakes, right?
Not everyone was as forgiving.
No disrespect to Spike Lee…But they ARE NO COMPARISON TOO STAN LEE between the 2!!!! pic.twitter.com/X6HlE8vDVB
— Kendra (@Truble247365) November 13, 2018
They didn’t listen to Da Mayor. pic.twitter.com/JT0xexIpTz
— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) November 13, 2018
Something tells us Stan Lee would be okay with the goof.
Finally, what does “Excelsior” mean? “Upward and onward to greater glory!” That’s what I wish you whenever I finish tweeting! Excelsior!
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) November 9, 2010