Twitter users are debating whether thee Ludwig van Beethoven was in-fact a black man, white-washed by historians for centuries.
A resurfaced article from 2015 claims that Beethoven was described by his lovers, friends, teachers as a black-skinned man.
There were no cameras back in the early 1800's, so we'll never know for sure what his race was, nor that it really matters, as he will be remembered forever for his music.
Twitter became aware of Beethoven potentially being black and began pumping out memes and reactions left and right.
Me listening to Beethoven after finding out he’s black pic.twitter.com/6kv4FR4rSi— (@ariieevanity) June 18, 2020
Beethoven was deaf and still had rhythm. That was a black man.— Deepak Okra (@EasyStreetKeys) June 18, 2020
Beethoven at home vs Beethoven at his concerts pic.twitter.com/tp1JeGW0cC— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) June 18, 2020
Beethoven was black? pic.twitter.com/EG5HoV1uqr— A Girl Has No Name (@_cherieldn) June 18, 2020
beethoven being black was not the plot twist i expected this year pic.twitter.com/tMV5KFMuXj— stream astronomy club on netflix (@TotallyMelody) June 18, 2020
Beethoven being Black really raises the question... What genre of music did white people actually create?! pic.twitter.com/UGTGrnqd9w— Be.N Reilly (@SaveBenReilly) June 18, 2020
Mood when you learn that Beethoven was black pic.twitter.com/zrYY3NOKgs— JNTX (@EYSP9377) June 18, 2020
yea i’m not fact checking whether or not beethoven was black imma just believe it— eli (@supahotfire86) June 18, 2020