Internet confused by "Nowthatchersdead" hashtag on Twitter

Some are mourning the loss of Cher, who is still very much alive

Published April 8, 2013 4:48PM (EDT)

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Although it started as cruel satire celebrating the death of former U.K. prime minister Margaret Thatcher, some of the Internet is reading the "nowthatchersdead" hashtag on Twitter as "Now That Cher's Dead." (To be clear, Cher is not dead. Cher is very much alive.):

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You will be spared the "If I Could Turn Back Time" and "Believe" puns, but the organizers of the hashtag created an incredibly irreverant playlist, and it does not include Cher.

To be fair, journalist Martin Belam totally predicted this would happen (and that said post would appear):

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By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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