The Tweet That Proves They're Still TogetherThis is their guitarist, Wes Borland (the dude who dressed up/looked like a monkey and always wore black contact lenses since that is terrifying and freaks out hella squares), tweeting a correction and that Fred was misquoted (unfortunately).
LB has not called it quits. That article is insane. Thanks for your concerns, but we're all good over here.— Wes Borland (@wesborland) August 17, 2012
But Twitter usually sees a trending topic and immediately sees it as gospel. People reacted before they read the whole story, so now, according to the internet Limp Bizkit is broken up. And they kind of are, if you read the article that started it all. But they're not "officially calling it quits". They're just in the same hole that the rest of us already knew about. They're not relevant, haven't toured in over half a decade and just don't really fit into popular music anymore.
Anywho, here's how everyone reacted.
SomeBODY Once Told Me...
"We beat Limp Bizkit!!" - Smash Mouth during their smoke break outside the Burger King they work at.— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) August 17, 2012
Fred Durst Realizes What We All Knew
This Is Causing Time/Space Problems for Everyone
The People Who Were Actually Sad
"fred durst: limp bizkit is over" this is truly one of those days when u dont wanna wake up. :(((( #RIP— ryan lambert (@twolinepass) August 17, 2012
Other countries are taking it hard
Y será verdad lo de Limp Bizkit... ._.— Boo (@iamcorruption_) August 17, 2012
Some are in denila
Limp Bizkit haven't broke up Fred has been misquoted. Yes so happy now I know they haven't split— Delo (@Tom_Delo) August 17, 2012
Some have memories
Limp Bizkit confession: once I got a house party busted by cops because I got drunk and screamed all of "break stuff" on the front lawn...— Matt Lowen (@MattLowenMusic) August 17, 2012
A flurry of emotions...
@mirandeee They said they would keep 'rolling, rolling, rolling'. I feel so betrayed...— Rob Parsons (@RobParsonsES) August 17, 2012
Some well-spoken fans have asked them to reconsider
@freddurst i love your muzik man it wud b a shame seein you giveup on limpbizkit— wanangwa sichinga (@wanasichingz) August 17, 2012
Neither does anyone else
one of the best songs in the world is limp bizkit - behind blue eyes, i dont even know why— alex turner (@SiennaHamer) August 17, 2012
The inspiration for this guy's amazing fashion sense is dead :(
RIP LIMP BIZKIT! The inspiration for me buying fitted hats was Fred Durst himself. #truestory— Bryan Naylor (@bryancomplains) August 17, 2012
Even Mr. Brightside Was Down...
Gonna go and be sad now because Limp Bizkit broke up.— mr. brightside ▼ (@sssubmarine) August 17, 2012
Fred Durst Sprayz Limp Bizkit on Bridge
There Are Kids on Twitter Young Enough to Not Even REMEMBER Them
Who the hell are Limp Bizkit ?— Mick Convey (@nalaknip) August 17, 2012
You now feel old.
I Can't Think of a Worse Idea Than A Tribute/Cover Band
Twitter poll: What's the best name for my Limp Bizkit tribute band: Lump Bazket, Durst place or Snake Plissken?— Mark Szczepanik (@Szczepanik) August 17, 2012
We Will Never Recover From This
First Chumbawamba, now Limp Bizkit... If the Baha Men break up it'll truly be a sad year for music.— Geoff Herbert (@deafgeoff) August 17, 2012
Kong Jong-Un Looks Forward to the Future
I Won't Believe It
I won't believe this Limp Bizkit breakup rumor until Fred Durst finishes mowing my lawn and tells me it himself.— Self Defense Family (@EndofaYear) August 17, 2012
I'm Not Sure What This Guy Is Even...
Chris Brown should be dead. Limp Bizkit.— Brian Limond (@DaftLimmy) August 17, 2012
UPDATE: Apparently, Limp Bizkit still existed.— Disalmanac (@Disalmanac) August 17, 2012
In Honor of This Day
Limp Bizkit has just broken up. Somewhere there's a trailer/meth lab with beakers at half mast.— Scott Lorenzo (@ScottTheBear) August 17, 2012
So Many Potential Greats
Fred Durst officially announces Limp Bizkit is over. Guess we'll never get to hear what was sure to be an inspired "Careless Whisper" cover.— Lon Harris (@Lons) August 17, 2012
At Least We Have This