We’ve compiled a list of the 10 worst memes of 2012 and believe me there were some stinkers.
Let’s count them down starting with:
10) James Holmes
On July 20, 2012, James Holmes walked into a packed midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., and opened fire. The shooting resulted in the death of 12 people and the injury of 59 others. It was the worst and most fatal shooting of the year—until the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last week.
Bizarrely, various pages celebrating and honoring Holmes popped up on Facebook. On Tumblr, the hashtag #holmies, used by self-identified Holmes worshippers, became a thing.