An email that’s going viral has an image of a Malaysia Airlines ad from a few years ago.
Little did anyone know how morbidly prescient the ad would turn out to be.
Alas, the ad is a hoax.
Toni Matthews-El for Web Pro News:
“those persons who do know planes are saying the featured jet airline is NOT a Boeing 777, but is apparently an Airbus A380.
Are we to believe that Malaysia Airlines would advertise an A380 as a 777? Wouldn’t Boeing have a thing or two to say about such an ad? No doubt such a mistake would have been newsworthy. And with a week having gone by, it’s highly unlikely so much time would have passed before these images surfaced.
Aside from the problem with the featured airplane, there’s also the wording of the second image ad as it relates to the first image ad. Both hint at disappearing and never being heard from again. It’s just too much of a coincidence to be an a genuine image from the Malaysia Airlines website.
Thanks to the sharp eyes of folks on social media, we can call this out as the tasteless hoax that it is. Some angry netizens are already blaming 4chan, a forum known for a brand of humor that moves towards an extreme that is often tasteless and cruel.
Whether or not the board is to blame is irrelevant. The image is simply a testament to the fact that no matter how terrible or serious the situation, there’s always going to be some internet troll looking to get some cheap laughs out of it.
I guess that sad individuals needs something to do to pass the time in the darkness of their mother’s basement.”