International spotlight on Gisborne Herald after headline gaffe

“I’m Still A Live, And Strivin’” Truth: Spike (not Stan) Lee

“I’m Still A Live, And Strivin’” Truth: Spike (not Stan) Lee

Spike Lee. AP pictures
Stan Lee, who died this week.

The Gisborne Herald achieved international infamy overnight with a front page error.

Among other media, The Huffington Post and FoxNews.com in the US and the Daily Mirror in Britain noted a front page banner mistake, naming Stan Lee as Spike Lee.

Newshub rang for comment this morning and the Herald’s mistake also featured on TV One’s Breakfast show.

Twitter was awash with the gaffe and numerous messages have been sent to us from people who noticed the error.

Spike Lee shared the news himself on social media.

“God Bless Stan Lee. Me? Not Yet. And Dat’s Da “I’m Still A Live, And Strivin’” Truth,Ruth. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF,” he posted.

One of the many who commented on Spike’s post mentioned that Stan Lee would be laughing about this.

Spike Lee, the director of dozens of films including this year’s Blackkklansman and 1992’s Malcolm X is very much alive.

Although the photo box in the banner had the right photo of Stan Lee, the co-creator of a parade of Marvel comic book characters, it had the wrong name.

Creative dynamo Stan Lee revolutionised the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spiderman, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk. He died this week at the age of 95.

The Gisborne Herald achieved international infamy overnight with a front page error.

Among other media, The Huffington Post and FoxNews.com in the US and the Daily Mirror in Britain noted a front page banner mistake, naming Stan Lee as Spike Lee.

Newshub rang for comment this morning and the Herald’s mistake also featured on TV One’s Breakfast show.

Twitter was awash with the gaffe and numerous messages have been sent to us from people who noticed the error.

Spike Lee shared the news himself on social media.

“God Bless Stan Lee. Me? Not Yet. And Dat’s Da “I’m Still A Live, And Strivin’” Truth,Ruth. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF,” he posted.

One of the many who commented on Spike’s post mentioned that Stan Lee would be laughing about this.

Spike Lee, the director of dozens of films including this year’s Blackkklansman and 1992’s Malcolm X is very much alive.

Although the photo box in the banner had the right photo of Stan Lee, the co-creator of a parade of Marvel comic book characters, it had the wrong name.

Creative dynamo Stan Lee revolutionised the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spiderman, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk. He died this week at the age of 95.

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