#Tweetlikethe1600s is the hashtag you feel bad about laughing at, but laugh anyway.
The objective is to creatively craft the funniest, most ironic and, at times, inappropriate hypothetical scenario that would have occurred during ‘slavery times’ using gifs and photos.
The most popular tweets have used things like Shirley Caesar’s infamous “Beans Greens Tomatoes” sermon, outtakes from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and random clips ripped from the social media accounts of everyday people.
While some may appear humorous, attempting to use the hashtag to portray Black people’s resilience and creativity, most are outright cringeworthy.
But we have to admit it’s hard to get through them all without a chuckle.
Take a look at some of the best and worse tweets below.
Massa : so I heard y’all was planning to escape tonight
— Marc Belcher (@gramnoc) January 31, 2018
— خيط (@ayinajx) January 31, 2018
— Ednaa? (@chokolittt) January 31, 2018
— ????????? (@Channel_Orange7) February 1, 2018
Massa: “what you put in the food boy it taste funny”
Me knowing I poisoned it:#TweetLikeThe1600s
— Christopher (@CoCoaChrispy_) January 31, 2018
— Tony tee?✂️ (@offical6tone) January 31, 2018
— clout daddy. (@tmulah_) February 1, 2018
— Ugly Man Mall™ (@KingMallzy) January 31, 2018
Me: * sees caution sign and walks slower*
Massa: Why you slow down ??
Me: The sign says caution
Massa : Boy who taught you how to read ?
— zak (@Conc3ited__) January 31, 2018
— DK (@D_K14) January 31, 2018
massa wife: *sees light skin slave running around plantation*
massa wife: John who’s child is that?
— ???????? (@hoekyra) January 31, 2018
— Chakra Khan (@DURTYSOUFDYKE) January 31, 2018
— Kevin Batiste (@KBatisteJr) January 31, 2018
— LEGEND (@ChriStylezz) January 31, 2018
— tay❤️ (@ttailr02) January 31, 2018
— dee wood (@whosThatLady70) February 1, 2018
— Ba Sing Gay (@yunggbakla) February 1, 2018