- Several fans responded with panicked tweets after they saw the #nowthatchersdead hashtag.
- Some users wrote that it was the lack of caps and spaces in the hashtag that caused the problem.
- — Ratonhnhaké:ton (@MauriceHughes96)Mon, Apr 08 2013 14:40:30
- Comedian Ricky Gervais quickly responded to the Cher fans. His tweet was retweeted more than 3,000 times in one hour.
- — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais)Mon, Apr 08 2013 13:33:07Some people are in a frenzy over the hashtag #nowthatchersdead. It's "Now Thatcher's dead". Not, "Now that Cher's dead" JustSayin'
- The hashtag continued to gain popularity, as the backlash began over the Cher/Thatcher confusion.
- — Susie Verrill (@rugbycupcakes)Mon, Apr 08 2013 12:55:49The best part of this all, for me, is the Cher fans who have gone into meltdown thanks to hashtag #nowthatchersdead
- — Wonderland Magazine (@wonderlandmag)Mon, Apr 08 2013 12:24:50Some people on Twitter think Cher's dead because of #nowthatchersdead hashtag. We give up on humanity.
Hashtag #nowthatcherisdead Confuses Cher Fans
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