If you've been keeping up with Hollywood in the last few years, you've probably heard of the Battle of the Chrises, a raging debate over which of four movie star men is the Chris of all Chrises: Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, or Chris Hemsworth. It's a hotly contended discussion, as they're all charming, attractive dudes who lead superhero franchises. But for those still struggling to pick sides, this tweet that sums up the Battle of the Chrises should serve as some comfort — it will help you put your frustration into words and bring you a glorious dose of early 2000s nostalgia.
Behold, Twitter user Tricia Gilbride's genius: "It started out with a Chris. How did it end up like this? IT WAS ONLY A CHRIS IT WAS ONLY A CHRIS," she wrote. And before you get any further, make sure you sing it to the tune of The Killers' "Mr. Brightside," their endlessly catchy '03 single that's damn near impossible not to scream your lungs out to.
Gilbride's playful riff smartly leans into the overblown (but enjoyable) inanity of ranking four actors based only on the simple fact that they share the same first name, and a pretty common one at that — it's repeatedly been ranked as one of the top five names in the last 100 years. So statistically, it's not surprising that there are so many famous Chrises.
It started out with a a Chris. How did it end up like this? IT WAS ONLY A CHRIS IT WAS ONLY A CHRIS pic.twitter.com/3mR0V0iA3W— Tricia Gilbride (@tricia_gilbride) June 8, 2017
Still, the battle rages on. Jezebel controversially endorsed Chris Pine for the *ultimate* Chris earlier this week, only flaring up the discussion yet again. BuzzFeed subsequently launched a poll to finally declare a winner and put the debate to bed (Pratt is currently winning with 53.4 thousand votes).
Realistically, though, there's room for plenty of Chrises in the celebrity circle, especially when they're all fueling blockbuster films. But hey, at least they can have fun with it.