James Corden has always been known for his sense of humor, but recently he is the one being made the butt of jokes for being a little too gullible on Twitter.
Granted, it is increasingly difficult to distinguish fake news from what’s real these days, but the talk show host has fallen for quite an obvious Photoshopped image depicting an elephant holding a lion cub while walking calmly beside a lioness.
He is not the only clueless one, for Cordon retweeted the image from Embarrassing Bodies’ Dr Christian Jessen, who gushed over the animals with a lovey-dovey emoji.
Jessen described the picture as an elephant saving a lion cub from dying in the heat by carrying the cub to the water. In Corden’s retweet, he remarked, “This is beautiful x.”
Twitter users are amused by Corden’s failure to sense that the image is a hoax, with some even trolling him with hilariously edited images of animals to see if he would be bamboozled by them too.
As you might have guessed by now, the original image of the elephant and the lioness was part of an April Fools’ prank by Kruger Sightings, a crowd-sourced service for wildlife sightings.
This is beautiful x https://t.co/jobCucs2gB
— James Corden (@JKCorden) April 16, 2019
Look at this kangaroo looking after this hippo who was cold when he got out the swamp, the kangaroo realised he would die so put him in his pouch! pic.twitter.com/XG8yiZBTP4
— Craig Spraggons (@CSnagga) April 16, 2019
Reminds me of this classic 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/U5SZReoysD
— Triad85 (@Triad85) April 16, 2019
Isn’t this the most stunning picture?! A rhinoceros and a cockerill where life long friends, roaming over the African desert together as a wonderful double act. 9 months later, the Cockernoceros was born. pic.twitter.com/HvMGtM9WO8
— Josh Boswell (@JoshBoswell) April 16, 2019
— Finnel (@finnelcl) April 16, 2019
We were following a lioness carrying her cub & she was getting really tired. An elephant showed up wanting to help the lioness. The elephant put its trunk down, the cub jumped up & the elephant carried the lion cub!!⁰S28, 3km from S entrance
Tinged by Sloof Lirpa pic.twitter.com/aebvHwtrv5
— Kruger Sightings (@LatestKruger) April 1, 2018
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