Holding a historical figure in high regard is not uncommon, but this new Twittertrend makes sure you not only remember them but place them within a 21st-century context.
Okay, maybe it’s not quite as sincere as that. Nevertheless, the results are hilarious.
Taking a format of ‘RIP [famous historical person], you would have loved [niche facet of modern culture]’, one of the top tweets encapsulates it perfectly because I’m sure the inventor of electricity would have loved the song Electricity by Dua Lipa (not just because it’s a great tune).
King Henry VIII
The British King who is most well known for having six wives (as well as setting up the Church of England) probably would have loved the swipe-through dating app. I wonder what his bio would have been.
A reality show pivoting on the creation of extravagant cakes? The 18th-century French queen would have loved it, except she may have decreed the slogan is changed to “let them eat cake”.