Fake News: Ken Ham NOT Ejected From Theater For Yelling 'WRONG' Every Time 'Jurassic World' Actors Say '65 Million Years'

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fake News: Ken Ham NOT Ejected From Theater For Yelling 'WRONG' Every Time 'Jurassic World' Actors Say '65 Million Years'

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:

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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  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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