Ted Cruz Zodiac Killer Jokes About Him Dropping Out Show The Internet Can't Let Go
The joke that Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer has been tossed around for months now, but we reached maximum Cruz-Zodiac antic when Cruz dropped out of the race Tuesday night. The Ted Cruz Zodiac Killer jokes about him dropping out show that this particular theory captivated the internet more than most pop culture urban legends.
The theory, which isn't a real theory for a lot of reasons but mainly because it's chronologically impossible, is that Ted Cruz, who was born in 1970, is the serial killer who offed a bunch of people in Northern California in 1968 and was never caught. According to GQ, there are a bunch of different reasons people like to say Cruz = Zodiac, but they mainly have to do with a passing resemblance and the fact that, despite repeatedly claiming to love America and want God to bless it, Cruz seems to hate a lot of people.
Cruz dropping out of the race means much, much less occasion to link the two, which Twitter users seemed to immediately recognize Tuesday. Sensing just hours left in the life of the Zodiac Killer theory, they pulled out all the stops. Watch the Zodiac Killer truthers give their best performance yet:
Seeing The Real Message In Cruz Dropping Out
Predicting His Next Move
stop celebrating, cretins— subtweetive streak (@kellyrued) May 4, 2016
today is a dark day for tonight the Zodiac Killer will surely strike again
his calendar is freed up
Drawing An Eloquent Conclusion
The Zodiac Killer claimed his last victim: himself #RipTedCruzCampaign— heather chandler (@Kayleneeee_) May 4, 2016
Suggesting How Cruz Could Have Won
100% percent of Americans would vote for Ted Cruz if he admits he is the Zodiac Killer— Mezrahi, Samir (@samir) May 4, 2016
Wishing He'd Take One More Victim
*crosses fingers that zodiac killer ted cruz emerges from anonymity once and for all to claim the donald as his last and final victim*— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) May 4, 2016
Being So Over This Zodiac Thing
Only another few hours of people making Ted Cruz/Zodiac jokes for easy likes, and that rules.— Woke Baio (@UweBollocks) May 4, 2016
Recognizing The Strategy
classic zodiac killer move to drop out so that people dont know his true identity. well played.— coley (@coleygrail) May 4, 2016
Referencing His Third Job
It’s hard to be the Zodiac Killer, lead singer of Stryper, AND presidential candidate all at once. Something had to give.— Natalie Luhrs (@eilatan) May 4, 2016
In March the resemblance between Cruz and the lead singer of the metal band Stryper was pointed out.
Drawing The Logical Conclusion
Ted Cruz drops out of the race exactly 47 years and 5 months since the last zodiac victim was claimed. Coincidence? I think not— STAR BELLY SNEETCH (@Spenser_Bren) May 4, 2016
We've lost the Leonardo Dicaprio Oscar and Zodiac Killer meme what else will the meme community lose this year— vivian (@avivcado) May 4, 2016
Saying What The Rest Of Twitter Is Thinking
“And you, Zodiac Killer joke. I think I’ll miss you most of all.”— Jack Moore (@JackPMoore) May 4, 2016
It's okay guys, we can joke about the Zodiac Killer again in 2020 (if we make it that far).— JDB (@jonathanbogart) May 4, 2016
2020, here we come???