The internet – the place where a joke can catch on like wildfire and spread across not only a city or country, but the world literally overnight.
The latest craze called the #HelloChallenge stems from Adele’s latest hit single called “Hello”.
Dam that is a catchy song. Not only has it racked in over 320 million views in the two weeks since its release on October 22 2015, but it has now spawned the #HelloChallenge where you message your ex one line of the lyrics at a time in probably one of the greatest trolls of 2015. This exploded on Tuesday night with only roughly 100 tweets appearing during the course of Monday & Tuesday, but a further 450 over Tuesday night, and already a further 300 already on Wednesday morning by 11am.
This appears to be the first prankster to try the #HelloChallenge in its current form.
— Francisko Ksavero (@fran_vzla) November 8, 2015
While it didn’t start in English, or South Africa, this has definitely caught on in South Africa and seems to be a local trend, well for now at least. Surprisingly, it isn’t trending on Twitter yet, but Trendsmap South Africa picked it up within two hours.
Here are some of my favourites:
Mom fell for it pic.twitter.com/xtgNBTQPfb
— King_Leo (@smiggz_) November 9, 2015
— short shit (@LeleZondani) November 10, 2015
— Asanda Magaqa (@asandamagaqa) November 10, 2015
— Miss Langa (@LangaLebogang) November 10, 2015
— Queening. (@I_AudreyM) November 10, 2015
— SoFruity (@ThandoPeaches) November 10, 2015
— Thato Inibo 7 (@NinoSleazy) November 10, 2015
— . (@mberipura_) November 10, 2015
— Hello (@Ek_Jacquelyn) November 10, 2015
Then Roger Goode got involved…
But my absolute favouite:
Is this the first South African tweet that uses the #HelloChallenge hashtag?
— Vuyo Daba (@VeeDeep_) November 10, 2015
But it seems only really took off after @_Queen_Fifi started to spread it like wildfire.
— Thati’s mom (@_Queen_Fifi) November 10, 2015
Apparently not everyone is falling for it…
— Lunga Biyela (@KingBiyela) November 10, 2015
— m.✨ (@QueenMolly_) November 10, 2015