A couple of days ago, Jinhua Zoo, a zoo in China’s central Zhejiang province, was reported to have published the news of a newborn gorilla on social media, and naturally, asked the public to help name him. You can imagine what happened next.
At the beginning of the poll, ‘Heijin’ was the front-runner with a few hundred votes. That was until one truly brave genius decided to suggest the name ‘Harambe McHarambeface,’ a cross of Harambe and the legendary Boaty McBoatface. As soon as news of the naming competition spread across the internet, Harambe McHarambeface reportedly took a commanding lead with an astounding 73,345 votes. Those 73,345 votes accounted for 93% of the total votes.
Unfortunately for planet Earth, it turns out this was all a sham. The site that originally published the story, the Boston Leader, has since deleted the article. This is because the Boston Leader is a fake ass site, as the story about Harambe McHarambeface is the only one they have ever published.
So, essentially, someone loves Harambe memes so goddamn much that they created an entirely fake website just to publish a blatantly fake story about a fake gorilla being fakely named Harambe McHarambeface.
I think it’s safe to say this whole Haramabe thing has officially gotten out of control. I still love everything about it, but out of control nonetheless.