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Tears In Brooklyn

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Tears In Brooklyn
Category: Meme Status: Submission Year: 2019 Origin: Twitter Region:
Type: Catchphrase,
Tags: doug collins, impeachment, republican, band name, emo, tears in heaven, eric clapton, futurebird, carollalvarado_, aolkeywordbantz,
Tears In Brooklyn

About

Tears In Brooklyn refers to an opening statement made by GOP Rep. Doug Collins during the December 2019 public impeachment hearings. During his closing statement, Collins said the impeachment "didn't' start with a phone call … it started with tears in Brooklyn in November 2016." The phrase "tears in Brooklyn" began trending on Twitter due to its dramatic quality.

Origin

On December 4th, 2019, @ABCPolitics tweeted a video of GOP Rep. Doug Collins saying "This is not an impeachment. This is just a simple railroad job, and today's [hearing] is a waste of time" and "It didn't start with Mueller, it didn't' start with a phone call … it started with tears in Brooklyn in November 2016" (shown below). The tweet gained over 1,000 likes and 420 retweets in a day.



Spread

On December 4th, 2019, many Twitter users compared the phrase to the song "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton. Twitter user @futurebird[1] tweeted alternative lyrics for the song to fit the phrase "tears in Brooklyn" (shown below).


tweet eric clapton tears in heaven song but about brooklyn

That same, Twitter user @CarollAlvarado_[2] tweeted "I'm pretty sure "Tears in Brooklyn" was my AOL screen name in high school" which gained over 170 likes in a day (shown below, left). While many Twitter users mocked and criticized Collins' statement some Twitter users agreed with him. For example, that day, @AOLKeywordBantz[3] tweeted, "Tears in Brooklyn is the greatest term I've heard to describe how this all started and how soft lefties are. Plus it's a sick ass name for a emo band in 2007" (shown below, right).


Rage @AOLKeywordBantz Tears in Brooklyn is the greatest term l've heard to describe how this all started and how soft lefties are. Plus it's a sick ass name for a emo band in 2007. 11:18 AM · Dec 4, 2019 · Twitter Web App

Various Examples


Christine Beswick @bychristinebswk #ImpeachmentHearing: By contrast, Rep. Collins opening begins aforementioned scoffing. He did say, there is nothing new to see here, this impeachment plan started with big tears in Brooklyn day after the election. He's right. And she knew Trump was a crook before then, too. 10:45 AM · Dec 4, 2019 · Twitter Web App Clark Feels The Bern @Clarknt67 Tears in Brooklyn describes the 4 day nightmare of carrying Corvie up the stairs when our elevator broke. 2:37 PM · Dec 4, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone Kels @kelsey_a18 tears in brooklyn is trending and the funny thing is im in brooklyn right now and was just crying Trending in New York Tears in Brooklyn 2,228 Tweets 12:16 PM · Dec 4, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone brandon / jinx / big jinx @Jersey_Jinx "Tears in Brooklyn" sounds like the title to a Fab mixtape track but also an episode of HBO's Girls. 12:12 PM · Dec 4, 2019 · Twitter Web App Meredith Talusan @1demerith Ugh now "Tears in Brooklyn" to the tune of "Tears in Heaven" is stuck in my head. 2:30 PM · Dec 4, 2019 · Twitter Web App They Call Me Shwaz @Schwartzish As a proud person who cries many Tears in Brooklyn, l'd like to thank Doug Collins for acknowledging us. We have cried many Brooklyn-y Tears for our country. Also, f--- Doug Collins. 10:38 AM · Dec 4, 2019 · Twitter Web App

Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter – futurebird

[2] Twitter – CarollAlvardo_

[3] Twitter – AOLKeywordBantz



Tags: doug collins, impeachment, republican, band name, emo, tears in heaven, eric clapton, futurebird, carollalvarado_, aolkeywordbantz,


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