Twitterverse airs frustration over 2020 thru ‘Dear 2020’ hashtag

Published September 5, 2020, 4:51 PM

by Czarina Nicole Ong Ki

Twitterverse aired their frustrations on the year 2020 through letters under the hashtag “Dear 2020” which has become a trending topic Saturday.

Most of the letters posted online are short and succinct, but far from sweet. Netizens fumed about the onslaught of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and how it negatively affected people’s day-to-day lives, as well as the tragic deaths not only of loved ones, but of well-known personalities.

A lot of the tweets even contained expletives.

@maccckkkie wrote, “Dear 2020, When will I say I love you? There’s only four months left and you’ve caused too much pain.”

“Dear 2020, you’re too much and too painful,” said @_rhemzfrvr. “You’re taking too much from us. Please let us to take some rest, please give us a happy ending.”

@MaryGracieuse called 2020 a “nightmare monster who feeds on people’s grief.” But since the virus does not seem to be letting up, she said that there is sadly no waking up from the monster.

Some netizens expressed hope that the virus will end as the year comes to a close and lamented how several well-loved individuals passed away this year, such as retired NBA star Kobe Bryant, “Glee” star Naya Rivera, and “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman.

The three of them passed away not because of COVID-19, but because of accidents and cancer.

“Dear 2020, why them?” questioned @guyfierisalsa1. “Why take away some of the most positive, inspiring, and kindhearted people? Rest in power, we love you.”

@Zaynm021 added, “Dear 2020, Please stop (don’t get) all the people that make us happy and inspire us… and before Christmas comes, please stop the COVID-19 and take it away to keep us all safe.”

One netizen even wrote a note to both the current year and the upcoming one, asking the latter to be much nicer to people. @zyleXxxy tweeted, “Dear 2020, For all the bad things you cost [please] stop it… Dear future 2021, I hope you will be a better year!!!”