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Twitter Reacts To Helen Keller Denial Conspiracy Theory

Last year, an unfortunate conspiracy theory spread all over TikTok denying Helen Keller's disabilities and achievements. Welp, the truthers are apparently back at it as 'Helen Keller' trended on Twitter this week for all the wrong reasons. So where the hell did this theory come from? At the beginning of 2020, crass Helen Keller jokes were trending on TikTok, which might have inspired TikToker @mygrandmaslooselip to post a video claiming that Helen Keller wasn't actually blind. What might have started out as a tacky ploy to take advantage of a trending hashtag quickly became a full-blown conspiracy theory, mostly backed by zoomers claiming she was either faking her disabilities, that her teacher Anne Sullivan was fabricating Keller's achievements, or that she didn't exist at all. The truly hard thing to believe is that the conspiracy itself is real. Many of these TikTok videos have an air of twisted irony about them—maybe it's all just a bit. Though one shouldn't underestimate the idiocy of TikTok trends. Maybe some would rather believe a conspiracy denying Helen Keller's existence than admit they'll likely never measure up to the achievements and activism of a woman who lived with blindness and deafness. We should say that not all of TikTok is all gung ho about the conspiracy. Many have posted responses debunking the theories. For example, TikToker @diwhine posted a rebuttal video with captions that read, "This is the worst thing I've seen on this app. TikTok is so toxic. People are literally denying the fact that Helen Keller existed & discrediting her...She knew five languages because she wanted to learn them and she was given the tools to do that. She was able to thrive because people accommodated her. She was able to do all these things because instead of people saying 'oh, you can't do that, you're blind and deaf'—no, they said 'sure, we'll make it work."

It's not totally clear why the theory has recently had a resurgence, but Helen Keller denial discourse has made its way to Twitter after a history teacher uploaded a TikTok video of himself reacting to his middle school students claim that 'Helen Keller was fake' or that she was 'the nazi guy.' Even more theories have since circulated, claiming that Keller was a racist eugenicist and that Anne Sullivan owned slaves. Despite the well-documented fact that Keller was an outspoken socialist, feminist, and early supporter of the NAACP, Helen Keller deniers are calling for her to be 'cancelled.' We can't make this stuff up. Unsurprisingly, Twitter has takes on all this. While most write off the theories as baseless and inherently ableist, some have used ironic jokes to mock those who believe in the conspiracy. 

 

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'Dinosaur Earth' Meme Account Argues Earth Is Actually Dinosaur-Shaped

If you spend way too much time on the internet like we do, you've probably heard about the 'flat earth' theory, but what do you know about dinosaur earth? Two years ago, an Instagram account called @dinosaurearth began posting memes that satirize the flat earth mindset and they've been going hard ever since. The concept is reminiscent of the first well-known internet trolls of belief systems, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The 'Dinosaur Earth Society' also have a Twitter account, where they often flaunt their rivalry with @FlatEarthOrg. As meme savants, we have deep respect for @dinosaurearth's dedication to throwing their spin on nearly every meme format in existence. We've put together twenty-one of the funniest @dinosaurearth posts for the (dinosaur) world to see. 

Funny Memes, Dank Memes, Conspiracy Theory, Dinosaur Earth, Flat Earth, Parody, Satire | astronaut pointing gun at another astronaut in space Wait Dinosaur? Always has been | earth dinosaur's teeth are snowy mountains
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Tumblr Thread Explains Why Maroon 5 Is Definitely Up To Something

Behind the handsome face of Adam Levine lies a conspiracy. At least according to this Tumblr user, who wrote up a whole thread that Maroon 5's popularity is surprisingly low for how many people know and love their songs. While we can't really agree about the quality of their songs, perhaps this Tumblr user is onto something.

Funny Tumblr thread about Maroon 5's popularity | penicillium-pusher don't trust Maroon 5 many people have heard say Maroon 5 is their favorite band s zero many s zero. If thinking yourself No love them, they're my fave Are sure? Are really sure? They're absolute complete FAVORITE band
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16 Completely Wacko Imbeciles On Facebook That Shouldn't Be Allowed WiFi Access

From flat-earthers to anti-vaxxers, to plain-old crazies, these people are both stupid and insane! They're sure to have you feeling a little more hopeless about the world we live in!

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The Bee Movie Ends Up Inspiring People to Dream Up a Ton of Wild Things That Could Happen the Next Time Someone Says "Bee"

There's been no shortage of inspired fans coming forwards to offer up their own weird (awesome) takes on The Bee Movie. From replacing the actual word 'bee' to getting rid of it altogether, let's just say we definitely should've seen this twitter thread coming. So we must ask, what if Bee Movie wasn't quite what it seems?

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