Where were you on October 11th?
If you happen to be Luke Perry — the ’90s star who played moody Dylan “I just need time to think” McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210” — you were unceremoniously slapped on the cover of AARP The Magazine, causing the Internet to philosophize about the fleetingness of life as we know it.
Indeed, he’s now 50-years-old, and we’re all supposed to be really upset for some reason.
Join us in wishing Luke Perry of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ a happy 50th birthday! pic.twitter.com/QWz8TsjGpL
— AARP (@AARP) October 11, 2016
An AARP rep told The Huffington Post that this isn’t “an official cover of a physical copy of the magazine,” but was rather created
to make us think of our lives as a barely cohesive chain of regrets that can only be broken once we perish as a “bit of fun” to celebrate Perry’s birthday on social media.
This did absolutely nothing to curb everyone having a collective meltdown on Twitter.
@AARP You just made a whole generation of people who thought they were still young very depressed
— Sam HawkBadger (@hwkbgr) October 13, 2016
So… Luke Perry is on the cover of AARP magazine as its newest member. Does any one else feel sick right now?
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) October 17, 2016
Luke Perry’s AARP cover means you’re old https://t.co/tV2JNVHxDM
— Sanusi Alao (@SlowestPoison) October 17, 2016
Just saw Luke Perry on the cover of the AARP magazine in case they ask for my cause of death.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) October 17, 2016
Now Luke Perry is older than Wilford Brimley was when he shot Cocoon.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) October 16, 2016
Thank you for birthday messages ??
— Luke Perry (@LukePerryIII) October 13, 2016