It’s not that people were happy with the message, but it’s that people are using the hashtag to share their own messages of celebration and appreciation for the holidays.
The #RIPbeautifulbday hashtag is one of several hashtags that have popped up in the wake of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday.
It’s been gaining traction in the last 24 hours as more people have shared their personal experiences with the #BlessedBday hashtags, including #RIPBlessings, #RIPTheBlessing and #RIPMerryChristmas.
The hashtag also has gained traction in response to the death of a transgender man who was beaten and killed in New York City earlier this month.
In the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting, which left 49 people dead, some people have taken to Twitter to share how they’re celebrating the holiday.”#RIPBounty,” said one user on Twitter.
“The best thing I can say about this moment is that you’re the best thing you’ve ever done for the world.””#Bounty is the only thing that makes #RIPPulseDay so special,” wrote another.
“So sad that this man was killed by a #RIPShotgun, but what else is there to say,” wrote a third.
Many have pointed out that the hashtag isn’t just about celebrating the holidays, but also the holiday itself.
“We all are blessed by the #PulseParks and #ProudProudMerry Christmas, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have to acknowledge our darkest, most shameful moments,” wrote one user.
“I’m proud of my friends #RIPRIPBastardBastards for sharing #RIPGaysDay with others who are too scared to share #POTUS Day or #PrayForPOTUS,” tweeted another.
Some have pointed to the #RevengeIsABirthright hashtag, which was created in 2016 to protest the killing of a black man by police.
A few days ago, the hashtag #ReplayBoysDay began trending on Twitter as a hashtag that could be used to encourage people to share video clips of their own children being bullied, or in some cases, even killed.