Twitter took a 2017 self-care tweet from Chance the Rapper and turned it into this week’s biggest joke.
Canceling plans is an anxiety inducing process if you’re a person with even the smallest bit of anxiety. Deliberating on what to say or text someone in order to sneak out of a “fun” plan is excruciating, no matter your excuse’s level of credibility.
Twitter, taking inspiration from the strangest of things, took a 2017 self-care tweet from Chance the Rapper and turned it into this week’s biggest joke. In it, Chance says: “Canceling plans to read is okay. Skipping a party for the gym is ok. Staying home to cook is ok.” We get it. His heart is in the right place but the guru talk is practically begging to be memed.
canceling plans to read is ok. skipping a party for the gym is ok. staying home to cook is ok. lets encourage it & respect self improvement.
— Chance The Rapper ᶠᵃⁿᵖᵃᵍᵉ (@ChanceFrom79th) September 3, 2017
Because memes are nonsensical and only meant to be understood by people who, I don’t know, live and breathe through the internet, new iterations of this joke now reference all kinds of ludicrous scenarios inspired by movies. Don’t think too much about it; you can’t apply logic to memes.
From The Parent Trap to Lady Bird, have a look at some of the funniest versions of the meme:
canceling plans is ok. going away to summer camp is ok. eating oreos with peanut butter is ok. switching places with your identical twin is ok. reuniting your divorced parents is ok. pushing your sleeping stepmother’s airmattress into a lake is ok. do what u need to do to cope.
— ˗ˏˋ father john mitski ˎˊ˗ (@onlineryn) January 4, 2020
canceling plans is ok. being behind on rent is ok. assuming ur friend’s identity as a substitute teacher is ok. teaching the kids to use their musical talent for rock n roll is ok. sneaking them outta school to audition for battle of the bands is ok. do what u need to do to cope.
— (◕‿◕✿) (@protozoafan95) January 5, 2020
canceling plans is ok. jumping out of ur mom’s moving car during a fight is ok. spending thanksgiving with ur gay bf is ok. pretending to be rich is ok. losing ur virginity to timothee chalamet is ok. going to NYU against ur mom’s wishes is ok. do what you need to do to cope.
— lady bird 🕊 (@anagsoto_) January 4, 2020
canceling plans is ok. eating huge amounts of food with your best friend is ok. driving around in a van and solving mysteries with your friends is ok. being a talking dog is ok. ro rhat rou reed ro rope. ru roh. xx
— 19th century timothée chalamet fan club president (@morganaomi) January 5, 2020
canceling plans is ok. staying home is ok. staging your own kidnapping and framing your husband is ok. going on the run is ok. killing your ex is ok. coming home to the husband you framed for your murder covered in blood and pregnant with his baby is ok. do what u need to cope.
— Sarah McGonagall (@sarahmcgphoto) January 4, 2020
canceling plans is ok. getting married on a greek island is ok. inviting three men who banged your mom to the wedding is ok. singing about it five inches from all their collective faces is ok. killing your mom off in the sequel is ok. do what u need to cope.
— emma lord (@dilemmalord) January 5, 2020
canceling plans is ok. smuggling a rare & karmically cursed Ethiopian black opal into the country to sell at auction is ok. sexting yr mistress from inside a closet is ok. placing a three-way parlay on Game 7 of the Celtics-Sixers series is ok. do what you need to do to cope xxx
— Maddie Twittle (@maddiewhittle) January 4, 2020