'I Got #Tillersoned' going viral after Trump fires Secretary of State
When US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was abruptly dismissed by President Donald Trump, “I Got #Tillersoned” became a viral meme used by lovelorn millennials sharing their own breakup stories.
The break-up was leaked to the press and announced on Twitter Tuesday morning, seemingly without the prior knowledge of the soon-to-be-sacked Tillerson, who was returning from a trip to Africa.
In an excuse which struck a chord with bereft netizens, Trump explained that he just had more “chemistry” with Mike Pompeo, the soon-to-be-Secretary of State, than with Tillerson.
Twitter was swiftly flooded with the testimony of its users who also experienced being ‘#Tillersoned,’ or unceremoniously dumped on social media.
I got #Tillersoned when my bf made out with another girl at a bar. Where I worked. While I was on shift. At one of my tables.— Run Away (@runaway0121) 13 March 2018
I got Tillersoned sophomore year of high school. She changed her status to single but also got into a public relationship with someone else before I even made it back from debate practice lmao https://t.co/oDzfkBN3lJ— Astead (@AsteadWesley) 13 March 2018
I remember when Matt Damon broke up with Minnie Driver by declaring he was single on Oprah.— Sumita Pahwa (@SumitaPahwa) 13 March 2018
Was let go from a high school job at Macey's by a sticky note on my locker."Due to your recent change in availability, we've opted to terminate your employment with us. Thanks for being part of such a great team! Happy shopping from your Orem Macey's." 🙄— the firebird scream™ (@najwinters) 13 March 2018
Some confessed that they had also ‘#Tillersoned’ a former beau...
CONFESSION: I once Tillerson-ed an ex by breaking up with him via changing my relationship status to “Single” on Facebook. The day before Valentine’s day. Not my best moment.— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) 13 March 2018
I once #Tillersoned an ex by changing my Facebook status to "single."— (((Rushad Globalist Thomas))) (@rushadthomas) 13 March 2018
While Tillerson may no longer be Trump’s foreign policy guru, his tribulations have at least garnered him unlikely sympathy from dejected netizens.
If you like this story, share it with a friend!