"Hilarious" Tube Sign Thoroughly Debunked

By london_will Last edited 156 months ago
"Hilarious" Tube Sign Thoroughly Debunked
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People react to trauma in different ways - grief, anger, denial - and for some Londoners the urge seems to be to run to Photoshop and create chucklesome pictures. Just look at sites like B3TA - if it wasn't for the primal human urge to use the clone stamp, mask, and dodge and burn tools, it would be but a desolate wasteland.

In the immediate aftermath of the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes, a striking image did the rounds of the internet, purporting to be a genuine Tube information board warning passengers not to run on platforms while looking a bit foreign. Well, it's definitively, absolutely, completely fake. As most of you will have guessed by now. But things are only really fake when Snopes says they're really fake.

Last Updated 02 August 2005