Back in June, when the UK voted to leave the European Union, a popular idea surfaced.
It was definitely a stretch, but a lot of people seemed to think that David Bowie's death had some kind of impact on the state of global politics.
Actor Paul Bettany felt this way:
It's been supported by a lot of people:
And since the US elected a raving orange sociopath as its president, support for this theory has only increased:
Quite a lot of terrible things have happened since Bowie's death:
- An influx of celebrity deaths, such as Alan Rickman, Muhammad Ali, Terry Wogan, Ronnie Corbett, Victoria Wood, Prince, and Caroline Aherne, to name not all.
- North Korea decided to launch a long-range rocket into space violating UN treaties.
- A terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium, in which 32 victims were killed and hundreds injured.
- A suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan, left more than 70 people dead.
- The Panama Papers.
- An EgyptAir flight crashed over the Mediterranean that left 66 people dead.
- The United Kingdom voted to leave the EU. It has sparked a cacophony of economic and political uncertainty.
- Racist and homophobic abuse and attacks in Britain increased.
- Violent clashes between fans take place during Euro 2016. Particularly English and Russian supporters.
- Islamists killed 20 foreigners at an upmarket bakery in Gulshan in Bangladesh.
- And further suicide car bombings took place at a shopping district in Baghdad, Iraq, killing up to 300 people.
- A man drove a truck through a large gathering of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France.
- The Turkish military attempted a coup to oust President Erdogan.
- Marmite got pulled off the shelves at Tesco for five minutes and everyone got very upset
- Toblerone changed its shape
- Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States of America
- George Michael died
- Carrie Fisher died
Hey, we're just pointing out the facts.