Tennessee men want to yank it to Kevin James, or at least that is what the internet believed in a big way over the last two days.
The fake image — below — showed “Kevin James” as the most searched term in Tennessee went viral (again) and websites all over the internet picked it up (again). The difference is that this time we have the always faithful Snopes.com to fact check the most vital of information … like does Tennesseans have a fetish for the portly comedian.
Obviously, they do not.
But… while Snopes is not even trying to keep Little Red Lyin’ Hood, Jen Psaki in check… or the Wicked Witch of the West Wing, Kamala Harris…. or Ice Cream Joe — which, to keep up with the trend… FJB and Let’s Go Brandon! — they are hard (see what I did there) at work to make sure that everyone know the fine folks in the Volunteer state are not searching for Paul Blart: Milf Cock..
They do, however, give a great breakdown of what happened, so with correct citation (HERE) I will rip it from them:
This map does not feature genuine data of the searches people use on Pornhub in various states. This is a joke — an old joke.
This map has been floating around social media since at least February 2019 when it was posted by @sortabad. When the fake map went viral again more than two years later in October 2021, they claimed credit for the map and shared their original tweet. (not shown)
In 2016, they released a map that looks similar to the viral joke map (except, unfortunately, for the inclusion of Kevin James).
So what does all this mean? Do Tennesseans find or do they not find Kevin James sexy? Well, we can’t really answer that. But we can say that the answer isn’t reflected in this viral joke map.
Thanks, Snopes. Your valiant work is not unnoticed… but, maybe go ahead and watch the next Psaki Presser and try to keep up with all the lies.