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#ItsGettingTooHardTo is a hashtag that began trending in August 2019 due to recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. The hashtag, which was intended by @HashtagRoundup to be a light-hearted social game, quickly became used by Twitter users voicing their frustration over the current political climate.


On August 5th, 2019, @HashtagRoundup[1] announced that the hashtag #ItsGettingTooHardTo would be the weekly hashtag challenge (shown below). The tweet gained 78 likes in a day. The Twitter account typically creates light-hearted hashtags for Twitter users to incorporate into their tweets.

Hashtag Roundup HashtagRoundup #ltsGetting TooHardTo is this week's #MandasHeadGames hosted by @shutupamanda Your Host: Manda's Head Games Time to Play! 1. Write something awesome 2. Add the #hashtag 3. Tweet 4. Repeat steps 1-3 O App ore app.hashtagroundup.com Eay rpla 12:00 AM Aug 5, 2019 Hootsuite Inc.


On August 5th, 2019, Twitter users began using the hashtag in a light-hearted way. Twitter user @alekstimrots[2] tweet a picture of their dog saying, "#ItsGettingTooHardTo to come to twitter and not be depressed by the current state of the world so here’s Nikki’s first puppaccino two years ago" (show below, left). The tweet garnered over 6,700 likes and 600 retweets in a day. That same day, @TeamSymbiote[3] used the hashtag to post a comedic image calling giraffes "the great conspiracy of our time" (shown below, right).

Aleks alekstimrots #ItsGetting TooHardTo to come to twitter and not be depressed by the current state of the world so here's Nikki's first puppaccino two years ago 10:06 AM Aug 5, 2019 Twitter for iPhone NotTheGreenGoblin TeamSymbiote #ItsGetting TooHardTo stay silent about the great conspiracy of our time ENTUUSLT!!! GIRAFFES ΜΥΤΗ OR REALITY? 12:08 AM Aug 5, 2019 Twitter Web App

On August 5th, the hashtag quickly became used to comment on the USA's gun safety policies. Many Twitter users gathered thousands of likes with short tweets about the news and feeling safe (shown below). Twitter users @IamDHop,[4] @Just_Jenn22 [5] and @DRock82_[6] gained over 2,500, 4,100, and 7,100 likes in a day, respectively for their short statements. The hashtag became trending that day and was noted by eBaum's World[7] as a hashtag that "is helping people express their fear and frustration" over recent mass shootings in the United States.

Daniel Hopkins lamDHop #ItsGetting TooHardTo watch the news anymore 12:00 AM Aug 5, 2019 Twitter for Android Jenn Just Jenn22 #ItsGetting TooHardTo go anywhere and feel safe now. 12:02 AM Aug 5, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Sweet C DRock82 #ItsGetting TooHardTo be an American and say it's a great country 1:00 AM Aug 5, 2019 Twitter for Android

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Erica ercuhcare04 #ItsGetting TooHardTo believe there's still good in people. And have no fear of weather my state or city will be next. We have to change. We have to do good. "Policy & change." Tptaryets POLICY &CHANGE 11:45 AM Aug 5, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Dear #Police Please see link in bio. Thank You! redtaperesidue #ItsGetting TooHard To see so many people offer only token empathy #ItsGetting TooHardTo breathe through all of this red tape #ItsGetting TooHardTo feel all of this injustice. ItsGetting TooHardTo see through all of these tears. 6:38 AM - Aug 5, 2019 Twitter Web App Glibby Glop Glooby CoughCoughCough @Glibee G Gloob #ItsGetting TooHardTo assure my three worried children that they are safe and everything will be ok 7:12 AM Aug 5, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Eric Wolfson EricWolfson #ItsGetting TooHardTo grow up in #America. #GunControlNow #EnoughlsEnough #EndGunViolence #GOP #NRA WHCONA WANNA BE WHEN YOU GRN UPE A VOTER GOP lorks 6:17 AM Aug 5, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Joe Negan mynameisNegan #ItsGetting TooHardTo pass gun safety legislation in Congress. FYI; Back in 1994 Prez Bill Clinton signed a law that prohibits assault weapons from being purchased and gun violence decreased. 10 years later the bill expires and Congress never renewed the bill because of NRA money. Total deaths in us mass shootings (1982-2017) 120 100 80 Federal Assault Weapons Ban 60 40 20 2010 1990 2000 6:09 AM Aug 5, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Blair CherBearBlair #ItsGetting TooHardTo ignore the industry over people mindset of our government. -Industry over affordable housing -industry over opiod epidemic -industry over homelessness -industry over livable wages -industry over environment -industry over healthcare -industry over gun laws People's f------ Profit lives 12:47 PM - Aug 5, 2019 Twitter for Android

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External References

[1] Twitter – HashtagRoundup

[2] Twitter – Alekstimrots

[3] Twitter – TeamSymbiote

[4] Twitter – IamDHop

[5] Twitter – Just_Jenn2

[6] Twitter – DRock82_

[7] eBaumsWorld – Recent Mass Shootings Prompt Conversation About Fear in Public Places

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