Jack Dylan Grazer Is Dating Finn Wolfhard According To Wikipedia
It was for a total of 14 minutes before the troll edit was taken down by an eagle-eyed fan.
13 September 2019 by Fonticha Tran
Jack Dylan Grazer and Finn Wolfhard at the 2019 CinemaCon - Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Big Picture'
Presentation held at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA on April 2, 2019. — Photo by PopularImages
It Chapter Two star, Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie Kaspbrak), was one of the latest celebrities to be hit with a troll Wikipedia edit. On September 13, Jack’s Wikipedia page was edited to say that he was “dating Finn Wolfhard”.
Despite this, a quick eagled-eyed fan spotted this, and the troll statement was only public for a total 14 minutes before the Wikipedia page was corrected and the “untrue statement” taken out.
Why would a troll edit the page?
Well, it might've been a fan who was possibly a “Fack” or a “Reddie” shipper.
For those who don't know, “Fack” is the ship name for Jack Dylan Grazer and fellow It Chapter Two co-star, Finn Wolfhard. “Reddie” is the ship name for the two actors’ characters, Eddie (Jack's character) and Richie (Finn’s character).
Ever since It Chapter One (2017) was released, it has been a popular pairing, and fans worldwide shipped the two together.
Unfortunately, this had created tension for the young star.
It went as far as Jack having to shut down the misconceptions about him and Finn during a livestream:
“‘Fack’. Come on, guys, come on. Let’s give ‘Fack’ a rest, please. [...] It’s kind of annoying. [...] Guys, I don’t have a gay relationship with Finn, we all know that. It’s a joke.”
But it appears that with the It Chapter Two (2019)'s premiere, fans' interest in 'Fack' and 'Reddie' was quickly renewed.
Wikipedia troll edits have happened before to many unsuspecting celebrities.
This was not the first time celebrities' Wikipedias have been edited by trolls. For example, in 2008, Miley Cyrus' Wikipedia page was edited to say that Miley had been killed in a car crash.
The news spread like wildfire when social news site Digg picked it up and ran headlines about it as if it was actually true.
Another troll edit was in 2011, when Esperanza Spalding, a relatively unknown jazz singer/bassist, won the Grammy award for “Best New Artist”, beating Justin Bieber out for the award.
Her Wikipedia was then edited to say “Recently, she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards by stealing it from Justin Bieber.”
Then, earlier this May, Doris Day had her Wikipedia page defaced with an extremely graphic image after news reported that she had passed away.
These are just a few of the well-publicised examples of how Wikipedia pages are often edited by trolls.
This happens because Wikipedia is, unfortunately, not monitored as effectively as we'd all like to think. The process for editing most Wikipedia pages are very simple, and according to Wikipedia, “anyone can edit any unprotected page and improve articles immediately.” Not only that, but users do not even have to register to do this.
In the meantime, we all need to take Wikipedia's accuracy with a grain of salt, especially if it's a celebrity's Wikipedia page with a sentence that reads a little too much like a troll statement.
It Chapter Two (2019) is in US theatres now, and HBO's We Are Who We Are miniseries is currently in production.
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.