Prince put freaks out in front, put women out in front, put black people out in front.
— Evan Narcisse (@EvNarc) April 21, 2016
prince was the greatest. i am crushed.
— maura 💥 johnston (@maura) April 21, 2016
I dumped someone once because he didn't like Prince
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) April 21, 2016
Emotion spilled freely on social media—some of it aimed at the day itself.
And even beyond that, to the year in which this tragedy befell us.
Prince has left us too. 2016 man. And it's only April.
— Giorgio A. Tsoukalos (@Tsoukalos) April 21, 2016
In no time at all, a movement had taken shape. While less than four months old, 2016 was coming to an end. With the loss of David Bowie, Merle Haggard, people were fed up, disgusted by, and “done with” 2016.
its not even the end of 2016 but im done with it
— ✨tame in paula✨ (@prxncesspaula) April 21, 2016
im so done with 2016.
— tenny rudolph (@EARTH2TEN) April 21, 2016
That's it. I'm done with 2016.
— Kaede 楓 (@FoxyTransGirl) April 21, 2016
David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Merle Haggard, Prince. At just 4 months in I'm done with 2016 https://t.co/M4wBnFphTp
— Austin Harris (@ImAustinHarris) April 21, 2016
Yeah, I'm officially done with 2016
— #1 On Facebook (@bunnie1129) April 21, 2016
2016 has been so disrespectful to me, I'm completely done with this year
— meme (@wahdis) April 21, 2016
I just canceled 2016, Rip Prince xoxo
— Gyimah Gariba (@GyimahG) April 21, 2016
— VICE (@VICE) April 21, 2016
But for many, merely canceling 2016 doesn’t go far enough. These people have been personally wounded by 2016—a period encompassing not just several music legends’ deaths but a U.S. election cycle that seems to threaten the fabric of shared reality—and they want bloody revenge.
I swear to god, 2016, if you take Prince & Bowie in the same year, I will find a way to kill you https://t.co/BwIWfZOnUA
— Patrick Fenelon 🌹 (@Patrick_Fenelon) April 15, 2016
Burn 2016 to the ground.
— Matt Ford (@fordm) April 21, 2016
Governments of the world: we need to end the war on drugs and do the smart – no, the *right* thing.
We need to declare war on 2016.
— Plague Doktor Bees (@dwstatic) April 21, 2016
2016 better hope that I never find out where it lives.
— Tom Reagan’s Hat (@andyeduardo77) April 21, 2016
— Christopher A. Wind (@HORIZONS_radio) April 21, 2016
With 2016 at an end, whether by violent means or not, we’re only left to wonder what to expect from 2017, a year that has begun eight months early.
— The FADER (@thefader) April 21, 2016
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) April 21, 2016
— Variety (@Variety) April 20, 2016
BC will be back 2017 Harder than ever… Trust me. pic.twitter.com/dYnQ3xB42g
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 20, 2016
Open-top driving pleasure with uncompromised comfort in poor weather: the new 2017 SLC300. pic.twitter.com/HBlMShjy9y
— Mercedes-Benz USAㅤ (@MercedesBenzUSA) April 21, 2016
Apple may release an all-glass encased iPhone in 2017 pic.twitter.com/QxhjGb5vgv
— All iPhone (@iPhoneTeam) April 20, 2016
— Engadget (@engadget) April 20, 2016
— Artnet (@artnet) April 20, 2016
Sounds pretty promising all around. Of course, you can’t win ’em all…
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) April 19, 2016
Maybe we need to skip to 2018. Just to be on the safe side.