#PopeBars just usurped last year’s #RuinARealityShow as our favorite trending hashtag of all time, and—despite only starting to gain steam this afternoon—already has over 58,000 tweets.
Here’s why: Pope Francis is touring through the Central African Republic right now, and today he made a pretty serious speech in the city of Bangui. Except, the Internet wasn’t hearing a word of it, instead turning attention to one particular photo of the Pope speaking. While holding a microphone. Horizontally. With a choked-up grip. Like a rapper.
You see where this is going.
Naturally, people on the Internet couldn’t help themselves, and within minutes the photo was captioned with #popebars and thousands of 140 character rap verses. Check out a sample of some of our favorites, and then head over to Twitter to scroll through the full feed.
The Black Hokage (@Mr_iKeepitreal), November 30, 2015
BigHeadSports (@BigHeadSports), November 30, 2015
brent (@brntrydn), November 30, 2015
Andrew Bloch (@AndrewBloch), November 30, 2015
Francis, Praying mantis, cancelling Catholic stances for the masses, giving hope, yo girl call me Papi, not Pope. pic.twitter.com/aafjcM0E7u
Warsanshire Sauce (@PILLAY_CGLM), November 30, 2015
And this got nothing to do with my higher power connections/but I know what your bae did last summer,she comes to confessions- #PopeBars
Last Rhyme Bender (@lordlyric1), February 6, 2015