Paul Newman's summer camp fire: Here's why Internet thinks late actor's ghost started Connecticut fire

The unfortunate news took a completely different turn on Twitter after users noticed that CNN’s headline conveyed the message as if Paul Newman started the fire


                            Paul Newman's summer camp fire: Here's why Internet thinks late actor's ghost started Connecticut fire
In an unfortunate incident, late actor Paul Newman’s summer camp located in Connecticut caught fire on Friday, February 13 (Getty Images)

In an unfortunate incident, late actor Paul Newman’s summer camp located in Connecticut caught fire on Friday, February 13. The camp was founded by the Hollywood star in 1988 for seriously ill children and their families. Luckily, there were no injuries reported but the arts and crafts, woodshop and the cooking zone buildings got destroyed during the incident.

According to Connecticut State Trooper Josue J. Dorelus, Connecticut state troopers and the Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit (FEIU) responded to a report of a structure fire at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, as reported by CNN. However, the news took a completely different turn on Twitter after the users noticed that CNN’s headline for the story conveyed the message as if Paul Newman started the fire. For the unversed, the actor died in 2008 at the age of 83.

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(FILE PHOTO) Actor Paul Newman arrives for the "Road To Perdition" film premiere July 9, 2002 at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. Newman was nominated February 11, 2003 for Best Supporting Actor in the 75th Annual Academy Awards for his role in the film. (Getty Images)

Did Paul Newman’s ghost start the fire?

CNN’s headline for the incident on Twitter read, “Authorities are investigating a fire that broke out at a summer camp started by the late actor Paul Newman for seriously ill children and their families” whereas, the headline on their website said, “Fire damages a summer camp Paul Newman founded for sick children in Connecticut.” Their social media post headline soon caught the attention of the Internet where a few slammed the publication while others made pulled their leg for not putting the headline correctly.



 

‘Who put together the wording of this story?’

A lot of social media users rushed to Twitter to share the publication’s headline and poked fun at it. One user posted, “This is very sad but also an extremely confusing headline. At first I was thinking “did Paul Newman’s ghost start a fire at a camp for ill children?” Another stated, “Paul Newman died in 2008. That's a hell of a fire if it's still going twelve years after he started it.” One user added, “Who put together the wording of this story, huh? It reads as if Paul Newman came to life to burn down his camp. Who else noticed that?” while the next one asserted, “Gotta rewrite that...sounds like Newman started the fire. Then again, I’ve had a drink or three.” 

American actor Paul Newman (1925 - 2008), circa 1955. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Speaking on the same lines, an individual shared, “I'm putting "Paul Newman's ghost starts a fire" in the free space of my  Coo Coo for Crazy Puffs 2021 Bingo Card, because...c'mon man!” Another added, “in j-school you learn how to make copy as concise as possible so the reader gets all the main points right off the bat. if you're just glancing at this it reads as if paul newman's ghost committed arson at a summer camp. i can HEAR one of my profs dragging this lmao.” One user said, “Apparently the ghost of Paul Newman started a fire at a summer camp and this is the horror movie I never knew I needed!”



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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