Aw, Twitter. Sometimes you’re not so bad. Most of the time, yes, you are a nightmare vortex, but in this particular, hyperspecific moment, you're A-okay. Billy Bush is currently in discussions with NBC regarding his Today ouster, following a leak that exposed audio from that now infamous pervo conversation with Donald Trump. However, comics and normals alike have already decided on Twitter that Bush will donate his entire severance, which they ballpark at around $10 million, to women’s organizations and are giving his (fake) charitable act the praise it (doesn’t) deserve (because it is not real) with the hashtag #ThanksBilly. Comedian Patrick Monahan kicked off the bit last night to everyone's delight ... everyone except for the many people who thought it was real and experienced a brief flicker of happiness in these dark times. Sorry, Josh Gad.
I have to commend Billy Bush. Doing the right thing donating his undeserved 10 mill payout all to women's charities. #doingtherightthing— David Cross (@davidcrosss) October 16, 2016
Wow #ThanksBilly for donating $10 million to women's charities. Who knew you could be a Bush and a hero at the same time?— Ziwe (@ziwe) October 16, 2016
Guys. Breaking kayfabe here to make it clear that #ThanksBilly is just a goof— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) October 16, 2016
Aaaand I've been had by a hoax. Damnit Gad. Damnit https://t.co/Es9ntmB2m0— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 16, 2016