The #MarkFishChallenge Is South African Twitter's Hilarious Response to an Absurd Mix-Up
South Africans have been sharing images of people and things with the wrong names all day, and it's all thanks to a ridiculous mistake made by Mark Fish.
Yesterday, countless people took to social media to commemorate the passing of South African jazz legend, Hugh Masekela, and rightfully so.
Everyone from celebrities, to fans, to elected officials shared kind words and memories of the artist and his indelible impact. Former South African football player, Mark Fish, wanted to pay homage as well, and decided to send out his own tribute—except there was, well, a slight problem with his message.
NIETHER OF THE PEOPLE IN THE PHOTO BELOW ARE HUGH MASEKELA.
#MarkFish I am very much alive - oops ask my family or manager @MartinMyers or @BillyMonama - I am alive and well https://t.co/5MWU2Hyhup— Hotstix (@Hotstix)1516720205.0
The man in the photo is fellow musician Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse, who was sure to point out to Fish that he is in fact alive and well.
Of course, Twitter was not about to let Fisher live this tremendous faux pas down, and thus, the #MarkFishChallenge was born.
The challenge is quite simple: tweet out a picture of someone or something, saying that it's someone else. Yes, it sounds a bit childish, but we promise it's completely amusing. And if we're being honest, Fish deserves the dragging for being one of those people who can't tell black folks apart.
Check out some of our favorite #MarkFishChallenge tweets below.
#MarkFishChallenge Black Coffee https://t.co/PbcOLo33oE— Mochoari Thabang (@Mochoari Thabang)1516792702.0
#MarkFishChallenge Boys II men https://t.co/QSduGYoh3q— Given Wisani Makamu (@Given Wisani Makamu)1516801474.0
#MarkFishChallenge Mshoza telling the Uber driver " Abantu Bam Laba" https://t.co/TgRCddbrUq— Lwazi Msomi (@Lwazi Msomi)1516795458.0
We love you Mandela #MarkFishChallenge https://t.co/Ckl8ScUyyN— simphiwe zalekile (@simphiwe zalekile)1516774541.0
Best footballer in the world Messi #MarkFishChallenge https://t.co/9NEUvMqApk— Poes malone🔥 (@Poes malone🔥)1516790044.0
Bra Hugh whith Bra Hugh #MarkFishChallenge https://t.co/s7pFejSak0— 🇿🇦 Doctor's Advocate 🇿🇦 (@🇿🇦 Doctor's Advocate 🇿🇦)1516788861.0
#MarkFishChallenge Dear Hiphop lovers: Teargas group is back on Track.🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/LNVZHfHROJ— Nomzamo Mhlongo (@Nomzamo Mhlongo)1516794790.0
Bonang Slaying In the Vineyard ...!! #MarkFishChallenge https://t.co/DCmLxRzL8L— GIRL CHILD #FOLLOW (@GIRL CHILD #FOLLOW)1516801230.0
#MarkFish with Tupac https://t.co/OKSFJF5EaL— Public Protester (@Public Protester)1516783957.0
#Markfishchallenge travis scott was spotted at legend barber. https://t.co/exO8G1kE17— Msana ka kgari♡ (@Msana ka kgari♡)1516788855.0
An honour to have once met Nelson Mandela. #MarkFishChallenge https://t.co/uxXeNM4Qz9— Lester Kiewit (@Lester Kiewit)1516807040.0
B.I.G Notorious And Lil Kim #MarkFishChallenge https://t.co/Q4iTG7Jyvj— Bongane Ray J (@Bongane Ray J)1516798370.0
#MarkFishChallenge Barack Obama https://t.co/sPjYQL3wBk— Mfundo WakwaMkhize (@Mfundo WakwaMkhize)1516826855.0
A rare picture of Nelson Mandela and Sjava #MarkFishChallenge https://t.co/K8yqhxfxRQ— Sphamandla (@Sphamandla)1516798373.0
#MarkFishChallenge Rare Picture of Steve Harvey https://t.co/N9PezuRR7v— Kxng100k (@Kxng100k)1516798608.0
#MarkFishChallenge Cardi B and Offset. https://t.co/a0RcYJH1z7— Azee (@Azee)1516796175.0
Zimbabwean flag #MarkFishChallenge https://t.co/pfrZAUF25x— CrazyCrush (@CrazyCrush)1516826855.0