Welcome to the Winter Solstice! Jupiter and Saturn are set to align today, becoming the closest to Earth that they have been for centuries, prompting memes and conspiracy theories about what supernatural events may take place.
The best jokes, of course, came from Twitter and are about how Black people will be receiving their superpowers today.
The meme first began with a tweet from @lottidot, who connected the date with the timing of the Coronavirus vaccine. After making claims about the disease, the Twitter user said the COVID-19 vaccine was being created so that the U.S. government could change Americans’ genetic codes. When asked how the government would benefit from altering people’s DNA, they replied:
“As Black people, genetically we are stronger and smarter than everyone else. We are more creative. On December 21, our real DNA will be unlocked and majority will be able to do things that we thought were fiction. Learn who [you] are as a people. They wanna make us average.”
As black people, genetically we are stronger and smarter than everyone else, we are more creative, on December 21 our Real DNA will be unlocked and majority will be able to do things that we thought were fiction. Learn who u are as a people ???? they wanna make us average
— ßß (@lottidot) December 5, 2020
This jumpstarted weeks of jokes, memes and conversations about possible incoming superpowers.
“Nat just told me instead of falling down the stairs this morning she FLOATED lm[a]oooo,” one person tweeted Monday morning. “Her superpowers are kicking IN. #WhereMineAt???”
“Why I love having a Black therapist reason number 2,112. In our session this morning she told me she could feel her superpowers kicking in #December21,” another wrote.
Other conspiracy theories — like Christian evangelist Pastor Paul Begley saying the world would end — have also spread about Dec. 21 due to the planets’ new alignment. However, this one’s definitely the most fun.
Read on to see the best tweets about people getting— or waiting to receive — their superpowers below.
— ok (@MasterNoIntro) December 21, 2020
Black people are going to get their superpowers tomarrow watch out rasis wite pepo pic.twitter.com/8zCYaSKPZV
— Petrus (@GroyperPetrus) December 20, 2020
Nat just told me instead of falling down the stairs this morning she FLOATED lmboooo. Her superpowers are kicking IN. #WhereMineAt???
— Kayla E. Black (@Kayla_E_Black) December 21, 2020
Me sitting here waiting forever these super powers to hit on my birthday pic.twitter.com/ISq0dse2pJ
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) December 21, 2020
— Quel Paris (@queltheintuitiv) December 21, 2020
Morning Black Twitter ? So what superpowers did y’all get today? ?? pic.twitter.com/mri6UKMFLS
— Christine Imarenezor (@eboseta) December 21, 2020
— BLACK?? HOTEP (@NyeusiHotep) December 21, 2020
OHHH If You Black, You Get Yo Superpowers Later Cause We Always Running Late … That Explain Everything, I’m Over Here Tryna Put Ma Fuckin Hand Thru Da Walls.
— Kenny (@FunSizedKennayy) December 21, 2020
? Black women have always had superpowers
— Brittany ? (@Bri__Alexandria) December 21, 2020
Black people on Dec 21 realizing we have had superpowers this entire time pic.twitter.com/GhRgGjKctY
— LaBennett (@djsumma) December 21, 2020
— MandyAfrica (@TheeAzanian) December 21, 2020
Me watching all my black friends enjoying their superpowers on the 21st. pic.twitter.com/7Pn1p2PTJ0
— O ?? (@omarrr610) December 14, 2020
Okay so it's December 21st…
Where are my damn #superpowers? I wanted this to be a whole thing like in an anime and I just woke up like I normally do. Lol. #December1st #BlackTwitter #BlackSuperPowers #blackcosplayer #ConspiracyTheories #gamergirl #imwaiting pic.twitter.com/IfJaTWeAVS
— May Hemmer | Black and Proud (@themayhemmer) December 21, 2020
No superpowers yet. Guess my parents aren't both black then. Someone got some explaining to do
— LongLiveBella (@KozyxGod) December 21, 2020
I love that white people are celebrating Winter Solstice/ Great Conjunction… so basic.
— Former Twatcher (@groovynee) December 21, 2020
Whether we get new superpowers or not, today goes to show black people ALREADY have super human humor.. it’s 8 am and I am IN TEARS
— Serena VanDerHoodsen (@bcause_iCAN) December 21, 2020
— Innocent_jnr (@Innocentjnr9) December 21, 2020
— Corysworld (@Corysworld2) December 21, 2020
What Superpowers do y’all want?