2016 has been hailed as possibly the worst year ever.
It almost feels as though every terrorist attack, natural disaster, shooting and catastrophe that could happen did.
From the huge refugee crisis, the mass bloodbaths of Syria and Iraq, famine in northern Nigeria, Zika, Brexit and then Trump – this really has been one horrible turn around the calendar.
Not to mention there was also a celebrity death epidemic of sorts, with the world losing legendary icons Prince, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Leonard Cohen, among many others.
The cynical saying ‘love is dead’ was also proven in 2016, with Hollywood losing its most iconic power couple EVER – Brangelina – and so many more of our favourite celebrity couples, like Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson and Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts called it quits.
One word: Harambe.
* Sigh *
But singer James Blunt has attempted to make light of the horridness of 2016.
While many are hoping 2017 is much better, the ‘Goodbye My Lover’ singer has crushed all hope, dropped the bombshell that next year could be much, much worse, all thanks to him.
If you thought 2016 was bad – I’m releasing an album in 2017.
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) December 13, 2016
Personally, I’m a fan of his music, so 2017 is looking very, very good for me already.
BRB, going to play ‘You’re Beautiful’ on repeat until then.
In the meantime, here are some of our favourite tweets summing up the year that was.
is Quentin Tarantino directing 2016?
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) July 8, 2016
Have we tried unplugging 2016 waiting ten seconds and plugging it back in?
— dong solo (@dongwon) June 24, 2016
I hope 2016 doesn’t get renewed. The plot is ridiculous and none of the characters are likable.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) June 24, 2016
2016 is like a montage of news footage you see in the beginning of a post-apocalyptic movie explaining how the world was ruined.
— Shower Thoughts (@TheWeirdWorld) July 19, 2016
maybe if we put 2016 in rice?
— JamieDMJ (@JamieDMJ) November 9, 2016
2013: It’ll all be better in 2014
2014: It’ll all be better in 2015
2015: It’ll all be better in 2016
2016: It’ll all be better in 2017
— Ben (@0point5twins) July 20, 2016