Margaret Thatcher hashtag confuses some Twitter users, music fans thought Cher is dead

By on Apr 9, 2013 in Internet, Technology, Weird, World Comments

A Margaret Thatcher hashtag has confused a lot of Twitter users, making some music fans thinking that singer Cher is dead. The confusion shortly after it was announced that former British Prime Minister passed away this Monday, April 8, 2013, and died of a stroke today at the age of 87.

Apparently, a new site called IsThatcherDeadyet.co.uk was immediately launched and started a celebratory hashtag #nowthatchersdead, which was retweeted tens of thousands times. Some Twitter users thought it was read as “Now that Cher‘s dead,” instead of “Now Thatcher‘s dead.”

The confusing tweet was retweeted tens of thousands times and began trending worldwide. Tons of music fans even tweeted “RIP” for the 66-year old American singer. The confusion created panic, and believed that Cher has passed away. The site immediately had more than a hundred thousands Like on Facebook.


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Margaret Thatcher hashtag Cher dead tweets
Image Credit: Twitter

Nevertheless, there were some Twitter users, including comedian Ricky Gervais, who corrected the confused fans and reiterated that the hashtag is for Margaret Thatcher, Britain‘s first and only woman prime minister; and that Cher is not dead and is very much alive.

Some people are in a frenzy over the hashtag #nowthatchersdead. It’s “Now Thatcher‘s dead”. Not, “Now that Cher‘s dead” JustSayin'” Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) tweeted, which now has more than 4,600 retweets. Others noted that the confusion was a perfect example of why hashtags should have capital letters.

As of this writing, Cher has not yet commented on this issue. Meanwhile, tons of Twitter users all over the world have expressed their condolences to the family of Margaret Thatcher, who led Britain from 1979 to 1990, after winning three consecutive general elections.


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Credit: IsThatcherDeadyet.co.uk


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