Twitter Instantly Bans User For Tweeting About Killing Sean Bean In 'Hitman 2'
As most Hitman fans know, Sean Bean can be killed in IO Interactive's new assassination game, Hitman 2. Something you may not know, however, is that boasting about it could lead to your own disappearance... from Twitter.
One Twitter user found this out the hard way. After revealing their plans to murder Bean on the social platform, the ban hammer came crashing down faster than Agent 47 can slip into a new disguise. (Which is to say: almost instantly.)
Those unaware that Bean - who's died in almost every film, TV show, and now game he's starred in - features in Hitman 2 may initially read TheFatConsol3R's tweet as a genuine threat. And that is exactly what Twitter's suspension filter did.
The original post coolly said: "Looks like I'm gonna be killing Sean Bean tonight then." It was deemed to violate Twitter's "rules against posting violent threats".
TheFatConsol3R then tried bargaining with the guys at Twitter HQ, explaining that his words meant no harm, and that they were in regard to a video game that is literally, explicitly, all about killing.
They ignored him. But several hours and a few media stories later, TheFatConsol3R's Twitter account has been fully restored, like nothing ever happened. Good job he didn't tell 47 on Twitter, really.
I guess the moral of the story is: don't tweet about your plans to kill, even if it's a virtual Sean Bean you're talking about. And if we're honest, Bean's the real victim in all of this.
Whether he's playing Ned Stark, Boromir or Alec Trevelyan, Bean's met his untimely end in a number of fruitful ways. And it's a fate he's facing again as Mark Faba, his character in Hitman 2's first Elusive Target mission, "The Undying".
Players have already shot, stabbed, and decapitated the poor Mr Faba, among many other gruesome methods. And if you're wondering how Sean Bean would like to kill Faba, or rather how he'd like you to, check out our interview with the man himself right here:
What do you think about this news? Have you killed Bean yet? Are you enjoying Hitman 2? Is it better than Season 1? Make sure you let us know.
Featured Image Credit: IO Interactive