“Oh, what an absolute tragedy,” said every single person who saw the footage of The Notre Dame Cathedral ablaze on every single form of social media and television station.
‘Oh you know what I should do? I should find that photo of me standing in front of the Cathedral from my Contiki tour in 2002. That actually makes my opinion more valid than anyone who hasn’t got a photo of themselves in front of the Cathedral,’ thought thousands of social media users as they quickly uploaded selfies showing more self than actual Notre Dame.
As the internet braces itself for the barrage of Quasimodo falling asleep with a joint in his hand memes, the rest of us without Photoshop skills can only hope to jump onboard and make the tragedy our own by showing we were there once a hundred years ago.