A lot of people are running to Twitter to express their opinions on why 2016 was less than sub-par. The meme game picked up when users tweeted out pics, titled “Me in the beginning of 2016 vs Me at the end of 2016.”
The hilariously sad before-and-after photos represent our “transfer to the Dark Side” after witnessing the events of this year. Here are some of our favorite highlights:
Even the master of the dark side himself couldn’t believe 2016.
me at the beginning of 2016 v me at the end of 2016 pic.twitter.com/kA4HYcCcay
— Maggie Serota ?? (@maggieserota) December 11, 2016
With all of the turmoil, it’s safe to say a lot people lost their hair.
Me at the beginning of 2016 vs Me at the end of 2016 pic.twitter.com/dJGXhWwAqA
— JenAshleyWright (@JenAshleyWright) December 8, 2016
Sure, it all started so sweet and innocent but…
me at the beginning of 2016 vs me at the end of 2016 pic.twitter.com/jdqoY6OiPg
— güd boi (@loftycries) November 27, 2016
Sure, it’s pretty funny and all.
Me at the beginning of 2016 vs the end pic.twitter.com/wnlYneVh8o
— Anthony Alves (@tooturntalves) December 8, 2016
But after a while it gets a little scarier than funny.
me at the beginning of 2016 vs me at the end of 2016 pic.twitter.com/ibgfV2JYHd
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) December 9, 2016
There’s only a handful of days left in 2016, but still, anything can happen.
Me at the beginning of 2016 vs me trying to make it in these last few weeks. pic.twitter.com/i6fepmyqei
— MistyKnightsTwistOut (@Steph_I_Will) December 10, 2016
It’s been a rollercoaster ride of a year.
me at the beginning of 2016 vs. me now pic.twitter.com/0wdpU3cs3e
— dead boyfriend (@unsmokabIe) October 13, 2016
Realistically, we will all get through this.
I decided to make a "Me at the beginning of 2016 vs Me at the end of 2016" thing. pic.twitter.com/aCI0K4JuCn
— Geonn Cannon (@GeonnCannon) December 12, 2016
2016 is just a year that we will (unfortunately) never be able to forget.
Me at the beginning of 2016; me at the end of 2016. pic.twitter.com/h1uHkFW2zm
— Rachel Vorona Cote (@RVoronaCote) December 9, 2016
Our bodies won’t forget it either.
ME AT BEGINNING OF 2016 / ME AT END OF 2016 pic.twitter.com/txTSay0AYJ
— ↠ (@sonicbooming) December 5, 2016
No one was really safe from how terrible of a year this has been.
me at the beginning of 2016 vs me at the end pf 2016 pic.twitter.com/xZ5jXXotcY
— well that was fun (@prttyunbearable) December 12, 2016
And I’m talking nothing at all.
me at the start of 2016 // me at the end of 2016 pic.twitter.com/S99BcvedtI
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 9, 2016
Maybe we should start listening to Leo more in 2017.
— Mark Burnley (@DrMarkBurnley) December 11, 2016
To sum it up, here is a list of just a few of the reasons why 2016 may not have been your favorite year.
- Death of Prince
- Rise of Hate Crimes
- Flint, Michigan
- David Bowie
- Phife Dawg
- Muhammad Ali
- Gene Wilder
- Dallas Police Officers
- School Shooting
- The Election
- The Orlando Nightclub Shootings
But, I digress. In 1348 the black plague swept through Europe killing almost half of the population
Through 1929-1939 the Great Depression Hit America like an economic plague. What about World War II and the Holocaust?
With all that has happened, It’s no doubt that 2016 was a tough year for all of us. But was it really the worst year ever?
We don’t think so.