In late 2014, Kim Kardashian's
PAPER magazine cover
proposed that the Internet, in spite of all its technologically mind-blowing glory, was something that could actually be broken by one gargantuan media phenomenon. So of course, this year, we all ran with that idea and declared left and right that, once again, our beloved online world had broken -- and broken hard.
We are all guilty. Here are 17 things that apparently reduced the Internet to a destitute, broken mess in 2015.
Two words: Never again. Not blue, black. Not
. Never. Again.
This poor little guy didn't break the Internet. He probably didn't even break bread.
3. Beyonce Always on Beat
5. Ariana Grande Licking Donuts
The "Problem" singer learned that you just can't bad-mouth America and call out one of our
most treasured sugary treats
all at once. You just can't do it.
Drake just gets us. And we
just get Drake
. Bonus points for this ridiculous dance basically becoming a second version of "Beyonce Always on Beat."
Adele proved that she can still
emotionally shatter us
from the other side of 25, with record breaking video views and all of the tears in our bodies.
After Rachel Dolezal served as our most recent reminder that
honesty tends to be the best policy
, what's left of her legacy now seems to be one of the year's most unfortunate Halloween costumes.
9. Caitlyn Jenner’s Debut
Photo: Vanity Fair
It's almost baffling to think of how little time has passed since this groundbreaking cover. It feels like we've known Caitlyn for ages!
Is this bullying? Maybe we just don't think too hard about it. In any case, Demi Lovato is amazing, and the Internet was clearly still standing when her invented twin sister made the rounds.
This broke the Internet? Sure, Jan.
14. “Miley, what’s good?”
"Hey, we're all in this industry," Miley Cyrus responded. "We all do interviews and we all know how they manipulate s**t. Nicki, congratu-f***in'-lations."
It was like, we didn't want to be there. But we couldn't look away.
Dude Butts: John Legend, Justin Bieber, John Stamos
We didn't get
, but we
did get this
. When are we going to just get this man to HOST an awards show already??
Now, THAT might break the Internet.
Alright, this might have finally done it. JUST TOO UNCOMFORTABLE.
From the moment... to how long it was drawn out... to the original apology tweet in which Steve managed to misspell both countries.
Coming right at the tail end of the year, we, and yes, the Internet were simply not equipped to handle something like this.
We're so sorry, Miss Colombia. Way to handle it like a total pro.
Here's to making 2016 the year of the unbroken Internet.
Unless something, like, really, really crazy happens.
One thing that's definitely unbreakable is friendship. Watch below to see all the celebs who made us want to be their best friends in 2015.