David Hasselhoff Is Now Just David Hoff

David Hasselhoff is now just David Hoff, or so he tell us via a very short YouTube video. “I’ve been wanting to drop the hassle from my life for years. Now, I’ve made it official,” he says, holding up a not-totally-legit-looking name change certificate. “David Hoff.”

What is going on? No one really knows except The Hoff. Or, I guess, just Hoff now. Is he promoting something? I’m really hoping that this is just it, that he really is changing his name to David Hoff, and this is all he’s going to say about it. Unfortunately, weird celebrity behavior is rarely ever just what it is.

But it’s like the Sears Tower. I’m not calling it the Willis Tower just because the name legally changed; it’s an icon, and it’ll always be the Sears Tower to me. Likewise, The Hoff is always just going to be a shorter version of the more rarefied and majestic Hasselhoff, if, of course, this is for real. Good news, though: “Hoff” is still a very German surname, so if David Hasselhoff’s last name was ever a factor in Germany’s unmitigated love for him, that, at least, won’t change.

In conclusion, LIGHT-UP JACKET.

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