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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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25 Plant Memes For Green And Black Thumbs Alike

This year's endless joy of lockdowns and quarantines has inspired many home-based trends. While some people took up baking bread and gaining that quarantine fifteen, other people turned to knitting or art. And then there's the scads of millenials and Zoomers who decided to cultivate the ol' houseplant and gardening fad that had been steadily growing over the last few years. And who can blame them? If you're going to be stuck inside, it makes sense to want your space to look green and your air to flow more fresh. From these plant memes it's clear the obsession has reached financially irresponsible levels, there are definitely worse ways to spend your time and money than caring for a living thing. Especially when you don't have to walk plants or change their litterbox. 

Funny plant memes and gardening memes | My parents at age 29 Let's have baby Yes @planty_hoes at age 29 This will do Trad wife and yes chad | Plants Can't ?ear sociaplant iCarly
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Frustrated Millennials Want You To Know They're Not On Spring Break

A host of publications like Time and the Philadelphia Daily News have been reporting that millennials are spreading coronavirus with their careless spring break partying. There's just one issue: the spring breakers are actually Zoomers. And millennials are pissed about it. As the patronizing reports beg millennials to stay inside, the generation is fighting back with tweets aimed at educating writers who are too lazy to check their facts. 

While the exact age range differs, it's generally accepted that the millennial generation was born between 1981 and 1996. That would make the youngest of the generation 23 or 24. A little old to be partying while on break from school. And on Twitter, the generation is determined to make it clear that they'd rather be baking bread in isolation than taking shots in Miami. Plus, most of us simply can't afford it. 

Funny tweets about how millennials aren't going on spring break, generation z, coronavirus, covid-19 | danny ocean @SamoanLoki Hey dumbfucks, Millennials are ages 24-39, probably with kids their own. These kids were more likely majority Zoomers and have been couple years now. This is someone who got his degree over 10 years ago. ON Philly Daily News O @PhillyDailyNews 3d Daily News Hey, millennials, this isn't spring break s pandemic Expert Opinion | Momo Kurumi @momokurumicos "If Millennials do
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Forty-Six '80s And '90s Pics That Zoomers Just Won't Get

We have to drop some truth here: past decades weren't actually better and today's kids aren't any better or worse than kids of the past - the truth is, we're all just nostalgic for our childhoods regardless of the decade, and we're all a little bitter about the technology that kids today have. That being said, we wanted to provide anyone born in the '80s or '90s with some pics that will give you with a little stroll down memory lane.

Now have some more nostalgic pics here!

Funny memes and pictures from the 1980s and 1990s | can smell this picture colorful red white yellow blue play dough sand | Three Stages Life Relating Ferris 2. Relating Cameron 3. Relating Rooney ferris bueller's day off
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