My Chemical Romance fans think MCR predicted the protests in Chile eight years ago

8 November 2019, 17:33

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Okay, but why DID My Chemical Romance post a tweet directed at Chilean fans telling them to "stay safe in 2019" aka EIGHT YEARS AGO. My brain hurts.

After more than six years on hiatus, My Chemical Romance broke the internet on October 31, when they announced plans to reunite for a show in 2020. The surprises continued when they later revealed that they were adding three additional 2020 dates in Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

In non-reunion related news, the band is also blowing the internet's collective mind with an unearthed 2011 tweet that may have *checks notes* predicted a 2019 Chilean uprising?

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It all started back in January 2011, when the official My Chemical Romance Twitter account tweeted "Hola Chile! Te amamos! Stay safe in 2019."

My Chemical Romance tweeting their Chilean fans a warning to "stay safe" wouldn't be such a big deal if there weren't an actual uprising taking place in Chile...right the year 2019.

If you've been following the news, you may already know that Chile is in the midst of an uprising, one which The Guardian calls the "worst unrest in decades". Protestors have said they want long term changes to address inequality and the rising cost of living in the country. A state of emergency has also be declared as intense protests continue.


So, what are the chances of My Chemical Romance intentionally predicting the "worst uprising in decades"? Well, pretty slim. But the timing and wording has people shook regardless.

Fans have their theories but, truthfully, there is no plausible explanation for the "stay safe in 2019" portion of the tweet. Now we can't stop wondering what Gerard Way knows that we don't.

What do you guys think? Did MCR predict the complex conditions that would eventually lead to intense civil unrest in Chile. Or, is it just, like, a coincidence?