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21 July 2016, 11:15
Gerard, please explain to us what the sweet lord is happening right now.
Yesterday evening (20/7/16) My Chemical Romance fans were sent into absolute meltdown after a video appeared on the band’s official Twitter page. The video featured a white flag with a pretty distinct symbol on it (we’ll get to that bombshell in a hot sec) over the ominous opening notes of “Welcome To The Black Parade”.
The thought of a My Chemical Romance reunion had never left the minds of their fans since they announced their split in March 2013 but it was always low-key understood to be off the table for quite a while. UNTIL TODAY.
Soon after the news broke, fans noticed that the official My Chemical Romance website had a suspicious message underneath it as it was appearing in Google. Tweets started rolling in, and even MCR fans on the PopBuzz Facebook page started responding to our story with this screen cap.
And of course, because no one can be trusted when it comes to the *potential* reunion of one of your favourite bands, all hell broke lose on Twitter.
Im really confused is MCR actually getting back together, is this an internet hoax, is it a lie or am i having a really realistic dream?— Elizabeth Olsen tho (@kxtieprxston) July 20, 2016
IS MCR REALLY GETTING BACK TOGETHER? IF IT'S A HOAX I DON'T THINK MY LITTLE EMO HEART COULD TAKE IT!!— Mrs. Boombastic (@chasityr61) July 21, 2016
I stg if this is just some hoax or rumor that mcr may be officially a band again i will rejoin the black parade. I already have no life so.— xLostAngelx (@RawRXome) July 21, 2016
I think the Mcr breakup was all a hoax and they just wanted us all to go crazy— Jenna |-/ (@_JennaDun) July 21, 2016
Some were also quick to point out that the date on the video - which is presumably in honour of the 10th anniversary of the original “The Black Parade” release - was actually one month too early. (The album was released in October and the date in the video says September. Escandalo!)
alright fuckers, the black parade was released October 23rd 2006 not September 23rd 2006 get your shit straight— abbie (@abbierwilliams) July 21, 2016
X is the Roman number ten; Black Parade is turning ten in October, though September 23 doesn't have any direct ties with the band.— X-Kid (@X_Kid89) July 21, 2016
So the black parade was released October 23rd right? But in the video it said the date was 9/23/16. I'm still trying to figure out what +— drea//theories (@bangthedoldrvms) July 20, 2016
So much reason to start panicking right now, tbh. However, the hard-working sleuths out there managed to nail it and restored faith into the hearts of those who had lost it after a night of frantic googling. You see, the band also uploaded new artwork to their social media sites that features a pretty specific cross symbol. What does it mean? Well...
My Chemical Romance are going to kill me pic.twitter.com/B8DnzQ5SwJ— JOSH (@TheJoshSoFar) July 20, 2016
Gerard, can you please slide your wonderful face into our DMs so we can have a chat about this? Please, and thank you.