Fact Check: Rumor Claims Jay Leno Signed Multi-Million CBS Deal for 'Non-Woke' Late Night Show. Here's the Truth

Facebook account SpaceX Fanclub
Facebook account SpaceX Fanclub

Claim:

Jay Leno signed a multi-million dollar deal with CBS in late June 2024 for a "non-woke" late night show.

Rating:

Rating: Labeled Satire
Rating: Labeled Satire

On June 21, 2024, the Facebook page SpaceX Fanclub posted a meme claiming television host Jay Leno signed a multi-million dollar deal with CBS in late June 2024 for a "non-woke" late night show.

"It's gonna be epic, can't wait," SpaceX Fanclub commented on the post.

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=1006536538143979&set=a.137605335037108

Similar posts appeared elsewhere on Facebook in June 2024.

People replying to SpaceX Fanclub's image appeared to believe the claim, with one saying: "Awesome, hope it is true. All the late nite shows are full of woke idiots, not worth watching, unless you live in the basement at moms!"

Another user wrote: "I think I will stay awake for this!"

However, the TV host's CBS deal was not real. The post came from SpaceX Fanclub, a Facebook page that described its content as satirical in nature, as follows:

We post SATIRE, nothing on this page is real.

The caption on SpaceX Fanclub's Leno post even read: "Let's go Jay - Satire."

The meme also contained a "Rated Satire" badge in the top-left corner.

Snopes covered multiple satirical claims posted by the SpaceX Fanclub Facebook page, including one where it jokingly claimed basketball player Caitlin Clark signed a multi-million dollar deal with Samsung.

For background, here is why we sometimes write about satire/humor.

Sources:

Hardinges, Nick. 'Caitlin Clark Signed Multi-Million Dollar Deal with Samsung?' Snopes, 20 June 2024, https://www.snopes.com//fact-check/caitlin-clark-multi-million-deal-with-samsung/.

Ibrahim, Nur. 'Elon Musk Invested $1B Into Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg's "Un-Woke" Production Studio?' Snopes, 25 Apr. 2024, https://www.snopes.com//fact-check/musk-gibson-wahlberg-studio/.

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Rascouët-Paz, Anna. 'Elon Musk Pulled Funding from Boy Scouts for Going "Woke"?' Snopes, 13 May 2024, https://www.snopes.com//fact-check/elon-musk-scouts-woke/.