Fake girl, real reactions: Best Te'o hoax tweets

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  • Reactions to this wild story range from thoughtful to hysterical
  • 'Manti Te'o wasn't missing tackles in the National Championship, he was hugging his girlfriend.'
  • Parrallels to great fakes Keyser Söze and Fawn Leibowitz
Manti Te'o girlfriend never existed.

The Three Stages of Acceptance of the Manti Te'o Not-Dead Girlfriend Mega-Hoax:

Eyes bug open.

Jaw hits floor.

Fingers pound keyboard.

The social media response to this bizarre, stunning story was immediate, cynical, hysterical and -- yes -- even occasionally thoughtful.

What exactly went on here? Was Manti in on it? Why would Ronaiah Tuiasosopo invent a girlfriend? Great questions! We have no idea. Yet.

The one thing we do know for certain, however, is this will all continue to play out exactly where it all began: online. Here are some of the best Te'o hoax tweets we've seen so far, including this first one, which might not have been about the hoax initially, but reads a whole lot differently today.
 

 

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