[ View the story "The Manti Te'o hoax: Reaction on Twitter" on Storify] The Manti Te'o hoax: Reaction on Twitter Responding to an online published report, Notre Dame confirmed Wednesday that Manti Te'o's girlfriend who 'died' days before the Fighting Irish played Michigan State never even existed, saying Te'o was the victim of a hoax.
Digital First Media· Wed, Jan 16 2013 16:47:55
Tragic or funny? Can we all agree on bizarre? Here's some of the reaction on Twitter to news that the girlfriend whose death Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o mourned never existed.
Deadspin.com had the scoop.
These Te'o jokes are all very funny but let's all try and remember that a person who never existed is dead.Seth Meyers
Elaine finds herself at the center of a controversy when a college football star uses her photo as a picture of his fake dead girlfriend.
Manti Te'o's Skype sessions.. http://pic.twitter.com/k21GQDovReagan Corry
Manti Te'o's girlfriend at the game..... http://pic.twitter.com/NzNud0WzSC Not Top Ten
Do we know for certain Manti Te'o is real? Cause I don't remember seeing him in the BCS game..Aleesha Gander
I had never seen a guy w/ Manti 's talent play as poorly as he did in title game. Events of today might explain it.Gil Brandt
Manti Te'o eating a fortune cookie: http://pic.twitter.com/QM4FWTSMNot Crimson White
Dang Manti Te'o's girlfriend got the best seat in the house at the RNC... http://pic.twitter.com/Zz0sEcyHSC Not Top Ten
Manti Te'o is part of the cast for the next season of Catfish. Wow. http://pic.twitter.com/ITNIg84wEric Sanchez
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me 3 times,you're probably Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend.Terrynce
NFL player marketing agent: Te'o will lose $350K to $500K in pre-draft marketing deals. "His brand just took a dive."darren rovell
NFL scout on Manti Catfish: "Won't hurt draft stock. We draft guys that rob banks." So, there's that.mike freeman
Manti Te'o could be the first jock to land an endorsement deal with Adobe Photoshop.Bob Dorfman
Last 1000 tweets in my timeline: 99.5% Te'o, 0.5% Lance. Why did Oprah need 3 days again?darren rovell
Is Manti Te'o the best thing to ever happen to Lance Armstrong? #bustweetsTyler Cronk