Earlier today, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes announced they would be getting a divorce after five years of marriage. In a society built on basic humanity, news of any longtime romantic pair's splitting would be treated with a somber mood and, perhaps, best wishes to both parties involved. However, we do not live in such a world. We live in a world with Twitter.
After quite a while perusing the social networking site to get a taste of how the public was reacting to Cruise's and Holmes' split, a pattern became apparent. For, after immersing itself in the deepest, darkest knolls of the Twitterverse, Hollywood.com couldn't come across a single Tweet about Tom and Katie that was not making fun of their divorce.
Whether you find this to be shameful or entertaining, it's simply the turn our society has taken. So here it is: just a sample of the mass of Cruise/Holmes hate that is encompassing the Internet.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing? But they pretended to be so happy!— Robin McCauley (@RobinMcCauley) June 29, 2012
That awkward moment when you find out Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced, and you're just surprised they lasted this long.— That Awkward Moment (@SoVeryAwkward) June 29, 2012
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing. Probably because he makes Luna Lovegood look sane.— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) June 29, 2012
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce, apparently she wants a guy who she doesn't have to kneel down to talk to.— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) June 29, 2012
If Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes can't make it work, what chance do the rest of us have? A pretty excellent one.— Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) June 29, 2012
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing. Holmes says it's because he jumped on too many women's couches.— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) June 29, 2012
CNN reporting Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes happily celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary. #developing— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 29, 2012
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing. Apparently, she's a huge Jack Reacher fan and has just seen the trailer. #harsh #cruel— Marcus Woolcott (@Gyropitus) June 29, 2012
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes finally decided that pretending to be in love was 'Mission: Impossible'.— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) June 29, 2012
CNN just reported Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting married! #congrats— Shawn Garrett (@ShawnGarrett) June 29, 2012
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Today was a big day for many Americans because the Supreme Court announced that it has decided to uphold President Obama's health care overhaul, requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance starting in 2014.
This is a huge change in policy that Americans will be forced to deal with and, as you can imagine, some are more happy about it than others. While some tend to use humor as a defense mechanism, others cope in more...flavorful way....especially on Twitter.
Check out the array of tweets from several celebs and political figures to see where they stand on the matter.
Leading Up To the Decision (because these were just too great not to include):
Bill Maher: "#Obamacare?: If u have an STD or a sick kid I'd got to doctor now, cuz after Supremes rule this week its nothin' but freedom." @billmaher
Andy Borowitz: "Tomorrow, nine people who get free government healthcare will let us know what the rest of us get." @BorowitzReport
After the Decision:
Michael Moore: "The right wing has just had their worst smackdown since the day O was elected. The path of history continues to head toward univ health care." @MMFlint
Raising Hope star Martha Plimpton: "YES. Rationality wins the day, finally! ?#HealthJustice? ?#SCOTUS? ?#ACAStays" @MarthaPlimpton
Sarah Palin: "Obama lied to the American people. Again. He said it wasn't a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies." @SarahPalinUSA
Dave Rubin: "Only in America would so many overweight, diabetic people with heart disease be upset that they're gonna have healthcare." @RubinReport
Philip DeFranco: "To all of you saying you're going to move to Canada bc ?#Obamacare? was upheld….um..they have..universal health..um…actually nvm." @PhillyD
Rick Reilly: "This is weird: CNN got its Obamacare Supreme Court story from Rob Lowe." @ReillyRick
Michele Bachmann: "I'm disappointed ?#SCOTUS? thinks gov't knows better than people. I won't stop fighting ?#Obamacare? until is full repeal. RT if you're with me." @TeamBachmann
Wanda Sykes: "Drama at CNN. I would love to be a fly on Wolf Blizter's beard. ?#SCOTUS." @iamwandasykes
Andy Borowitz: "BREAKING ?#SCOTUS? NEWS: Scalia says the government should cover only two ?#healthcare? procedures, transvaginal ultrasounds & exorcisms." @BorowitzReport
Rickey Smiley: "Healthcare bill has been upheld by the supreme court WOW." @RickeySmiley
Willard Mitt Romney: "I am outraged that the Supreme Court agrees with my past statements that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. ?#Obamacare" @MITTROMNEY
And a great response to that would have to be this tweet....
Andy Borowitz: "Romney: 'Obamacare was a bad thing even back when it was Romneycare.'" @BorowitzReport
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