This bizarre trend of linking Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death to Chadwick Boseman for no reason is being criticised

Moya Lothian-McLean@moya_lm
Monday 21 September 2020 08:30

The western world is still reeling from Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.

But when someone passes now, instead of mourning privately, people grieve in real time via social media.

While mourning en masse can feel incredibly powerful and comforting, it can also throw up some… rogue ideas.

Like how people kept linking RBG to Chadwick Boseman for some unknown reason reason.

It was a little… jarring.

OK, a lot jarring. Really? #Ruthkanda forever?

There was even some strange fan art too.

People even began mocking the trend.

Safe to say people weren’t here for it.

The image seemed predicated on the fact both were classed as 'superheroes', but some thought it inadvertently made light of both of their deaths.

Linking RBG and Boseman seemed to have no rooting in reality – the two never met – and people thought it positioned Boseman as a ‘prop’.

Someone even pointed out that RBG didn’t always seem to align with the ideals ascribed to her.

Basically: no more Black Panther/RBG fanfic please.