People have been casually pointing out all the times Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams got the short end of the stick for ages now. But today the meme unexpectedly got a boost on Twitter with thousands of people getting #PoorMichelle trending. It's not clear who made the first post, but once the landslide started there was no stopping it as tweets about all the times Michelle got slighted poured in across the social media site. The hullaballoo even reached the eyes of the singer herself and Michelle Williams addressed the hashtag in a good-natured way tweeting, "#PoorMichelle that's not what my accountant said!" Her response to the trend only made it more popular, with hundreds of tweets continuing to flood the tag.
Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland may have bigger careers, but it seems Williams has a decent following, one ready to probe the web at a minute's notice and drag out examples of the singer not getting the respect she deserved. She may be the original third wheel, but we still love her. And hey, awareness to this tag may get her some attention and some more fans, and maybe even boost her career a little. (You never know!) So here are some of the funniest #PoorMichelle responses today.
1. THAT TIME THEY GAVE MICHELLE THE BAD ACCOUNTANT
Michelle's funny response made a curious fan look up her net worth, and what do you know? Another case of #PoorMichelle
2. THAT TIME A REPORTER DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING
Reporter: "You sing?"
Michelle: *Walks away*
3. THAT TIME GOOGLE GOT CONFUSED
Wrong Michelle Williams.
4. THAT TIME GOOGLE GOT IT RIGHT BUT IT WAS STILL SAD
5. COUCH HOGS
6. THAT TIME SHE FELL BUT BEYONCE AND KELLY KEPT ON SINGING
7. BOTH PEPSI AND COKE ARE BEYONCE GIRLS
Maybe Sprite will have Michelle's back?