#WaPoDeathNotices Trend Online After People Troll Washington Post For Calling ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'Austere Religious Scholar' in Obituary
Abu bakr al baghdadi obituary headline (Photo Credits: Twitter)

The Washington Post's headline of an obituary for ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calling him an "austere religious scholar" has sparked outrage on social media. #WaPoOnDeathNotices has started trending on social media with people trolling the newspaper with their interpretations of how it would write obituary headlines of other known personalities including pop-culture characters. The headline of the article was changed thrice but people were far from impressed with the choice of words. Many people expressed their displeasure and others started mocking with funny tweets on #WaPoOnDeathNotices. Ismael Al-Ethawi, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi's Former Top Aide, Was Key to the ISIS Chief's Killing: Iraqi Intelligence Officer.

After the confirmation of his death in a US military operation in Syria, the newspaper wrote a detailed obituary piece by first calling him the "Islamic State's terrorist chief" and then changing it to "austere religious scholar at the helm of Islamic state." They changed the headline once again following the backlash and referring him as an "extremist leader." The damage, however, has been done. Many even questioned if there was a need for having an obituary on him altogether. Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi 'Died Like a Dog': Donald Trump Confirms Demise of ISIS Chief in 'Daring Night Time Raid' by US Forces.

Here's The Headlines Changed by Washington Post:

The Third Headline Change:

Check Some Tweets on Washington Post's Facing Backlash:

Adolf Hitler's Obit Headline Would Be...

On Voldemort...

Gabbar Singh

On Adolf Hitler...

On Saddam Hussein

On Thanos

On Mogambo!

On Osama Bin Laden

From pop-culture characters to real-life people, social media users mocked the Washington Post with their creative headlines with all sarcasm. After receiving immense backlash, the Vice President (Communications) and General Manager of Washington Post also tweeted that "the headline should have never read that way and they quickly changed it." But in the age of the internet, such damage gets noticed even if there are quick repairs.