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'Who is Rodney King?' Trends on Twitter
What do Dick Clark, Robin Gibbs and Rodney King have in common (other than having all passed away this year)? Hordes of Twitter users don't know who they are.
Ok who exactly is Rodney King?— RoRo (@CocaineMusic_) June 17, 2012
Yeahhh I can honestly say I how no idea who Rodney King is.— 🇮🇪 1999 PEDRO MARTINEZ 🇮🇪 (@b0ss561) June 17, 2012
Granted, King gained national recognition probably years before many of them were born, but if you can go on Twitter, you can also go on Google.
Regardless, it's not the first time Twitter has exposed a generational gap. "Who is Dick Clark?" trended for a while back in April, and when the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic rolled around, some young'uns revealed that they had no idea that the story of the doomed cruise ship wasn't just a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.