Was creationist Ken Ham ejected from a movie theater for yelling 'wrong' every time the phrase "65 million years" was mentioned during a screening of "Jurassic World"? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a Christian-themed satire website, it is not true, the events did not happen.
The story originated from an article published by the Babylon Bee on June 22, 2018 titled "Ken Ham Ejected From Theater For Yelling 'WRONG' Every Time 'Jurassic World' Actors Say '65 Million Years'" (archived here) which opened:
FLORENCE, KY--According to reports from the Florence Mall Cinemark 14 Movie Theaters, young earth creationist Ken Ham was ejected from a showing of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom after repeatedly yelling "WRONG" any time the actors claimed dinosaurs existed over 65 million years ago.
Ham, who believes humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth together as recently as 6,000 years ago, could be heard loudly blurting out his objections from the rear of the theater, according to witnesses. Each time the actors said phrases like "millions of years" or "aeons of evolution," Ham would reportedly yell "INCORRECT," "WRONG," or "DECEIVERS!" at the film, before booing loudly and throwing popcorn and other snacks at the screen. Witnesses state Ham was abruptly escorted from the theater after security was notified of the disruption.
This is not the first time a hoax story about Ken Ham being disruptive goes viral on The Babylon Bee. Back in March 2018 we had to debunk this one:
Fake News: Ken Ham NOT Arrested For Vandalizing Grand Canyon Signs | Lead Stories
Was the famous creationist spokesman Ken Ham recently arrested on suspicion of vandalism after adding notices to signs around the Grand Canyon to indicate it was just 4400 years old? Of course not: even though it would be funny if it was true, it is actually false.
But "The Babylon Bee" comes with following dislaimer on every page:
The Babylon Bee is Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire.
Some of their greatest past hits include:
- Joel Osteen Sails Luxury Yacht Through Flooded Houston To Pass Out Copies Of 'Your Best Life Now'
- Steven Furtick Signs 6-Year, $110 Million Contract With Lakewood Church
- Another Actress Accuses Kirk Cameron Of Treating Her With Respect
- ISIS Lays Down Arms After Katy Perry's Impassioned Plea To 'Like, Just Co-Exist'
With a track record like that it is clear that you shouldn't take anything posted on the site seriously and you definitely shouldn't confuse it with real news.
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