Why Is Everyone Talking About the Roman Empire All of a Sudden?

Sep 27, 2023 842

BY: Kiersten Hickman

If you’ve seen an inordinate amount of Roman Empire references lately, it’s not because a streaming service is replacing Russell Crowe’s award-winning Gladiator with a new show. It’s actually a rather hilarious and bizarre TikTok trend where users ask the men in their lives how often they think about the Roman Empire.

Billions (1.2 billion to be exact) of people have viewed the #romanempire tag on TikTok so far. The trend is based on a theory that men think about the Roman Empire … a lot—sometimes multiple times a day. The videos posted are mostly of women asking their male partners how often they think of the dominant empire, followed by hysterical results. 

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SOURCE: https://www.rd.com/

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