The news that billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced sent the internet’s crack meme squad into overdrive.

A lot of content was churned out in the hours following the announcement. We curated some of the best tweets and memes on the day, but now it’s time to have a look at some of the least funny, most shithouse takes to emerge in the free-for-all to be the internet’s new snarky wise guy.

Welcome to hell. Please sit back and relax as we bring you the most groan-inducing cold takes about Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce.

First up, the epitome of humour. Trump! Am I right, folks? #covfefe

Next up, we have a reference to May 4, or something?

Not really sure I get the joke here, but I appreciate the sheer athleticism to reach so far between two unrelated references.

(For the record, we didn’t take this advice and our headline turned out just fine, thanks.)

Meanwhile, #girlboss energy has blinded people to the fact the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s philanthropy (and more so for other billionaires) is a bit of a sham.

After all, these are the same people who fought to patent-protect COVID-19 vaccines instead of letting them be manufactured all over the world at a lower cost.

Others just tweeted the visual equivalent of white noise:

That’s… that’s now how any of this works.

Then came the Microsoft puns. Bill Gates has a small peen! Ha Ha!

As well as lame jokes about Melinda’s appearance… with extremely tired comparisons.

…comparisons which were even transphobic at times. Caitlyn Jenner sucks, but I really don’t see the link here?

At least some people were able to preempt the cringe:

Now let’s never mention this dumpster fire ever again.

It’s time for us all to log off.

Image: Getty Images / Michael Cohen