The moment Wisconsin rockers Bon Iver won Best New Artist at the 2012 Grammy Awards, the general populous of Twitter engaged in a series of misguided rants, directed at one Bonny Bear. This hilarious case of mistaken identity has poured into the morning after, with many people still scratching their keyboards, wondering who the mysterious musical entity may be.
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Whattt ?! Wtf is a bonny bear ? -_- - Flo(@Hold_THATx3) February 13, 2012
This tweet from Flo is one of many currently circling the internet. Unfortunately, not much is known about Bonny Bear, because there exists no such person. As BrooklynVegan has pointed out, many fans watching the Grammys telecast misheard who had won the Best New Artist award, and thus was born Bonny Bear.
This Bonny Bear character needa shoot his barber - MIKE KLEFF (@KOOLAIDKLEFF) February 13, 2012
The insults keep flying, but none of them have hit Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon. Click over to the endlessly entertaining Tumblr 'Who Is Bon Iver' to see some of the funnier tweets about the 'Holocene' singer.
UPDATE: We have just received word that members of the Twitterverse do not know who Paul McCartney is either. In the words of one Brooklyn Vegan commenter: "I weep for our future."
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