Twitter reacts to upcoming Rupert Murdoch/Jerry Hall nuptials with profound disappointment in the world

To announce them on the day David Bowie died seemed like a particularly galling move

By Scott Eric Kaufman
Published January 12, 2016 3:41PM (EST)
Rupert Murdoch           (AP/Josh Reynolds)
Rupert Murdoch (AP/Josh Reynolds)

On the day that David Bowie died, media mogul Rupert Murdoch announced his engagement to Jerry Hall, the former paramour of Bowie's alleged paramour, Mick Jagger. It's almost as if he wanted no one to notice, and many did react as if it were just another engagement:

Others were just in it for the misogyny:

Some reacted with confusion, especially as to the timing of the announcement:

Others reacted with eye-boggling disbelief:

Then there were those who cut to the quick:

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Announce Their Engagement

Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at

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