The Legend Of Taiwan Jones: Twitter Goes Bananas Trying To Find The Real Taiwan Jones


Who is Taiwan Jones? He may or may not be a real person who attends Howard University and just flunked a midterm.  Mr. Jones became a viral hit late Thursday night hours after Twitter user and Atlanta resident Roy Handy tweeted about sitting next to a professor and peeping over at test scores of the now-infamous Taiwan Jones.


Roy said that he felt bad for Jones. “I just feel bad,” tweeted Jones. “cuz lil buddy finna enjoy his weekend just come back to class, life in shambles.”


Tragic…
Soon, more and more peeps were stuck on that Taiwan Jones tip…
https://twitter.com/OlabisiOa/status/921129152673189890?
No sh*t he forgot to study…


Where’s Taiwan Jones?

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Many people got very curious about Taiwan Jones over on Twitter. They liked the story, loved the name, and were motivated to go out look for him.
#FindTaiwan


Taiwan Jones almost sent Twitter over the edge…


#Sh*t just got serious, boys…


What happens when one Taiwan Jones runs into another Taiwan Jones? #DoppelgangerJones


Of course, you’re always going to have your Taiwan Jones deniers…


Here’s another…
https://twitter.com/JWilliams_berry/status/921426234181111808?
We found Osama. We can find Taiwan Jones too…


And then real Taiwan Jones started showing up on Twitter…
https://twitter.com/TaiwanJoness/status/921177623140687872?
Ya boy just got famous…


After the fame and attention got in the heads of the two Taiwan Jones, they decided to change their usernames.
https://twitter.com/zafff__/status/921311779765960704?
@TaiwanJones_ reportedly changed his name a second time to @TaiwanJoness, and changed his avatar on multiple occasions following #TaiwanJonesGate


Is Taiwan Jones a real person?

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Buzzfeed reached out to the twitter user behind the Taiwan Jones joke. His name is Roy Handy, the guy who pulled a viral Twitter hint out of his ear (I can’t say “ass”).
Handy wrote in an e-mail to Buzzfeed, saying, “I can not verify what school the student attends, which is why I said ‘if’ in context of the tweet. I wasn’t aware of how much power this relatable topic could have across the HBCU community as a whole.”
When asked about to give a quick answer on what he really witnessed on that plane, Handy suggested that his Tweet should be taken, “as a fun, relatable tweet that people enjoyed to take part in, and keep the confidentiality of the story being fact or fiction to myself. I’m not really in the position to take phone calls, and I can’t really give an account to anything that was tweeted under the terms that I’d rather leave the tweet in.”
After searching the Howard University directory, it is revealed that there is no Taiwan Jones attending the university.
Howard University
According to a source from Complex, there are no current student enrolled under the name “Taiwan Jones.”


Is #TaiwanJonesGate Over?

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Of course not. Taiwan Jones lives inside each and every one of us. #WeAreTaiwanJones


Doctors don’t determine whether or not you’re a Taiwan Jones…


Alright, let’s get the facts straight here…

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