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    Twitter Has Christened Omicron 'The Omarion Variant' And The Memes Are Delicious

    Because we all knew we weren't going to call it Omicron, really.

    Recently, the World Health Organization announced it identified a new variant of coronavirus, and the CDC confirmed its presence in America. It's been named Omicron, and while there is still a lot we don't know, it's the last thing that anyone wanted to hear.

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    Sure, people started to worry. But they also asked, why Omicron?

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    Omicron is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet, and weren't we just figuring out Delta, the fourth letter, like 10 minutes ago? 

    Since Omicron sounded a little too much like a Transformer or a comic book villain, the internet quickly took to finding something else to call the variant.

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    Enter Black Twitter, ever undefeated for bringing their sense of humor and some levity to tons of serious situations.

    Within hours, their pick for the virus's new name was trending on Twitter: "The Omarion Variant."

    Thought that shit said Omarion…

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    Omicron and Omarion do share a suspicious amount of letters, and Omarion rolls off the tongue so much easier than the real thing. With that, the new variant was unofficially renamed after the (incredibly attractive) R&B singer.

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    Everyone had to give Black Twitter their flowers because the rename is perfect.

    Once it was out there, the memes were unstoppable:

    Scientists discovering the Omarion variant:

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    From "Icebox" to "Touch," Omarion's catalogue gave fans a lot to work with when it came to this particular subject:

    The Omarion variant is no joke. It can cause a cardiac condition where it puts an icebox where your heart used to be.

    Twitter: @nickrosenberg

    The Omarion Variant in my body like this #Omicron #COVID19 #Omarion

    Twitter: @benjisaid

    First case of Omarion variant detected in Midtown New York City. Confirmed by B2K and WHO. #omarionvariant #omarion #ollusion #Omicron

    Twitter: @peenstation

    The Omarion Variant will not “TOUCH” me, my friends, or family! 😂😭

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    The Omarion variant going from California to New York

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    Omicron or Omarion, either way, please get vaxxed or boosted like you “Post to Be”.

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    You might not want your name associated with a deadly virus, but Omarion had no problem laughing along with his fans on this one. "There is nothing more healing than music or a good laugh. I’m thankful to be able to give people both…" he tweeted.

    Singer Omarion performs onstage during 2021 The Millennium tour at State Farm Arena
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    "From the Omarion dance challenge to being superimposed on the new variant, the internet is forever undefeated. While we laugh, stay safe and stay healthy."