We have another Busting The Headlines — this time we’re talking about Jeff Goldblum’s alleged tweet.
In June 2015, an article was published by Entrepreneur that stated Scientists Say They Can Recreate Living Dinosaurs Within The Next 5 Years.
That same article was promoted via Entrepreneur’s official Twitter account on the same day, 16 June 2015 — with a link to the article — that same tweet now has over 26,000 Likes and over 11,000 Retweets.
An account posing as the actor, Jeff Goldblum, who played Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park decided to then resurface the original tweet, posted on 16 June 2015 by Entrepreneur, by retweeting it with the caption, “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should…” — of course, this sent Jurassic Park fans wild, including publications such as Page Six, Syfy, Complex, Aol and Yahoo.
Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should… https://t.co/oBKYZ9Ilsh
— Jeff Goldblum (@jeffreygoldbIum) March 9, 2019
We’re here to confirm a couple of details: firstly, this is old news, and with almost five years passing by, no dinosaur recreations have been progressed — fortunately.
Secondly, and more importantly, the Jeff Goldblum Twitter account isn’t really Jeff Goldblum. We spoke to his representatives, and their response, “He did not post that tweet.”
Once again, this shows the lack of research carried out on stories and although it may have looked legitimate at first glance, a small bit of research goes a long way. Sadly, Jeff’s tweet has received over 300,000 Likes and over 85,000 Retweets — that’s over a quarter of a million misinformed people.
We don’t have word on Jeff’s real thoughts on dinosaurs being recreated, but we’re more than certain he wouldn’t be fond of the idea that someday a T-Rex could be looking through his bedroom window.
Jeff did appear in the latest instalment of Jurassic World and the ending left his character set for another return — but confirmation has yet to be made.