Ladies & Gentlemen, John Waters Is Not Dead!

Screen Shot 2013-03-07 at 8.25.04 PMFans of high-caliber camp had a freakout earlier when it was reported queer filmmaker John Waters had just passed away. “Acclaimed Cult Filmmaker, John Waters … Drops Dead at 67!” read the headline for a obituary by Nigel Covington of NationalReport.com.

Apparently, Waters had died from natural causes. (Waters would just hate to die in such a boring manner.)

The blogosphere went abuzz before the Prince of Puke could announce he was very much alive, thank you. (Or that National Report is a satire site, and not a very good one.)

“I woke up and John Waters is dead,” tweeted one woman. “I may have shed a tear or two and I will mourn now. and watch Cry Baby on repeat.”

Waters told the Baltimore Sun “From beyond the grave and back, I will confirm this is a hoax.” He’s in Manhattan preparing take his one-man show, This Filthy World, to Belgium.

Eat shit, John Waters. And we mean that as a compliment.

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  • balehead

    O Thank God!…..Somewhere…

  • boring

    John Waters: national treasure.

    That’s not hyperbole.

  • Eric Auerbach

    Jesus, when I saw “John Waters” and “dead” I was so ready to be bummed out. Don’t scare me like that, Queerty!!!

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    Glad John’s still alive, but Stompin’ Tom Connors died 8^(

  • damon459

    I don’t know who would have taken that website seriously anyway, just went over to check it out and their headline story was Marijuana kills. Just looking over the site it looks like it’s run by the same loonies making Youtube video’s about “chemtrails” and the “illuminati”. Seriously can’t this website focus on real news? I’m starting to think Queerty is run by a bunch of flunked out interns.

  • damon459

    I wonder didn’t you folks notice nationalreport.net is endorsed by Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin, if you think they are a credible news source you need medication.

  • Charles175

    Here in Baltimore, the symbol of the pink flamingo (rooted in Hampden) started with his first film “Pink Flamingos”. This film along with “Female Troubles” embody the persona, the root character of John Waters himself. In this, when one views these films, one sees the true heart and soul of this man.

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