One of Twitter‘s many downsides is that at any given moment, a tweet can come back to haunt you. An old, ill-advised tweet has the power to stall or end careers—as was the case with James Gunn getting fired by Disney from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise—or just humiliate you on a near daily basis, as we see routinely with the president of the United States.
Thankfully for Gaga, the tweet that was unearthed this week is far more innocuous.
On Nov.6, 2012, the Mother Monster tweeted the following nonsensical combination of all-caps letters and numbers:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHRHRGRGRGRRRGURBHJB EORWPSOJWPJORGWOIRGWSGODEWPGOHEPW09GJEDPOKSD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!0924QU8T63095JRGHWPE09UJ0PWHRGW— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 7, 2012
What could it mean? Well, it’s possible that Gaga was reacting to former President Barack Obama winning the 2012 election, which took place that day. In retrospect, it could also be applied to the most recent presidential election; it’s really an all-purpose tweet.
In any case, the incredibly relatable tweet went viral as people found ways to appropriate it in relation to everyday situations.
me driving on a new and terrifying roundabout and realising I’m in the wrong lane https://t.co/vMuksmPqex— saz (@sarahlostctrl) September 15, 2018
me: that will be £5.37 please— b.b (@benoobrown) September 15, 2018
customer: do you want the 37p and you give me a note back
"hey, what's your Nintendo friend code?"— VTRcomics 🐝 (@VTR_comics) September 15, 2018
Lemme write it down: https://t.co/buOVL8W8Ra
Your password must contain at least one lower case letter https://t.co/r7KkkVUxX3— Aristhotle (@nadimpatel_) September 16, 2018
U ARE THE CAUSE OF MY EUPHORI https://t.co/l83kE8SHkh— iva⁷ (@4vmon) September 14, 2018
This has been your friendly reminder that old tweets never die. They just fade away for a bit until they become useful again.