AceShowbiz - Hollywood industry has lost another icon, though people on the Internet don't seem to be that sad over this passing. Instead, they are celebrating when the Planters corporation's iconic mascot Mr. Peanut was killed off after 104 years.
Planters made this bizarre announcement on Wednesday, January 22. "It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that Mr. Peanut has died at 104," so the announcement read. "In the ultimate selfless act, he sacrificed himself to save his friends when they needed him most. Please pay your respects with #RIPeanut."
Following the announcement was a commercial detailing how the longtime mascot met its tragic end. In it, it saved actors Wesley Snipes and Matt Walsh after the Nutmobile veers off a cliff. Mr. Peanut let go of a branch to save his friends from plummeting from their deaths. "We're devastated to confirm that Mr. Peanut is gone. He died doing what he did best -- having people's backs when the needed him most," the caption of the commercial read.
People were unsurprisingly baffled by the news, though many of them ended up celebrating Mr. Peanut's death. "Known terrorist Mr. Peanut dead today. People with peanut allergy's around the world cheer in celebration," one wrote, as another quipped, "The saddest part of mr. peanut's death is that it wasn't from my hands around his throat."
"Brand Twitter is a nightmare hellscape but killing Mr. Peanut was a genius move. I hope it sparks a trend of killing famous food mascot," one other shared his/her opinion. "Time for us people allergic to peanuts to party! That terrorist is 6 feet under!" someone else joked. One other echoed, "Mr. Peanut was a terrorist, plain and simple. The world is a better place now that he is dead." There was also one who said, "My peanut was a class traitor and I will not mourn his death, even for a moment."
Meanwhile, the Planters corporation confirmed that Mr. Peanut's death has something to do with a commercial that will run during the Super Bowl on February 2.