It was a Friday, so naturally everyone was feeling a little more loose than usual, including The New York Times Magazine. In one simple tweet, the magazine sent the Internet into a frenzy by showing a graph of how readers felt about going back in time and killing baby Adolf Hitler.
— NYT Magazine (@NYTmag) October 23, 2015
As you can imagine, the response to this tweet included jokes and snarky responses. It also caused "Baby Hitler" to start trending on Twitter.
f/m/k: baby hitler, teen hitler, hitler hitler
— Caitlin Kelly (@atotalmonet) October 23, 2015
i would go back in time to prevent baby hitler from putting peas in guacamole
— Adam Serwer (@AdamSerwer) October 23, 2015
People also connected it to the Netflix and chill meme.
netflix and kill baby hitler
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) October 23, 2015
But really, this sums up how we all feel about this semi-tasteless tweet.
*Sees Baby Hitler trending*
*Ponders into distance, wondering what happened to humanity*
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) October 23, 2015