So give credit to Hulk Hogan, who like too few celebs is as quick to engage with his fanbase as he is to not read anything. I mean, check out this RT!
People were disgusted when Hogan RT'd this tasteless - albeit quite funny (sorry I'm very lo-brow!!) - joke about Madeleine McCann. I'm assuming he just clicks Re-tweet as soon as he gets a notification in his mentions, because he's made similar mistakes before:
That's Raoul Moat by the way, the meathead who went on a shooting spree a few years back. He was also mates with Paul Gascoigne.
These gags have been taking place on Twitter for a while. You may remember that Donald Trump was duped into RT'ing a picture of Fred and Rose West. At best, they're mildly amusing. At worst, they're indicative of a society who would rather see a small failure than a success - even if it is something as trivial as a faux-pas on Twitter.
That's why I admire Hogan for RT'ing this. Not because he found the joke funny - I really doubt he read it and I doubt he knows who Maddie is - but because he still acts like he's living in 80s, eager to keep up appearances in a limited media landscape. Back when the only people who reached out to you were actual fans, not randomers being cunts on the net. Back when you did it for the kid watching Wrestlemania at home.
It's actually kind of nice to think a time like that existed.