Deadly Trump hair attacks and no more Berns: Twitter predicts 2016 headlines
Often playful, sometimes hateful, and always opinionated, Twitter users celebrated the last day of 2015 by guessing what the news will be in 2016. Their 140-character forecasts ranged from light topical jokes to dark humor.
Right out of the gate, we have presidential politics. Media coverage of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's looks has been criticized by men and women alike, but many feel it is still an issue.
Hillary Wears a [insert color here] Pantsuit #Likely2016Headlines— ᶜᗩʳᒪIᶰᵃ ᵍʳᵉᕮᑎ (@carlinaheroina) December 31, 2015
That doesn't mean Clinton was spared, though.
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is already the butt of many a joke, but Twitter users might as well make an effigy for the roast they gave him.
President Trump's hair escapes at inauguration, kills 17. #Likely2016Headlines— Marc Surreptitiously (@MarcusPoliocus) December 31, 2015
Awareness of police brutality has increased dramatically thanks to social media platforms. That doesn't seem likely to change in 2016.
BREAKING: No charges against officers in [enter name] death. #Likely2016Headlines— Elsa (@naturallyelsa) December 31, 2015
Of course, no Twitter roundup would be complete without a few digs at Kimye.
Kim Kardashian trips and everyone catches up with her #Likely2016Headlines— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) December 31, 2015
Leonard DiCaprio continues to be Twitter's most taunted underdog.
Steve Harvey calls Leo on stage to accept an Oscar. #Likely2016Headlines— Troy Osinoff (@yo) December 31, 2015
NBC may have forgiven Brian Williams for his journalism violations, but Twitter has not forgotten.
And, of course, the most meta of topics: social media trends.
#Likely2016Headlines Man Lights House On Fire, Instagrams with Caption "It's Lit"— Alabama Beaut (@RollThatTide) December 31, 2015