As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the globe, the phrase “Marshall Law” started trending on Twitter early Monday (March 16) and some people actually believed that meant a new Eminem album was on its way.
They evidently failed to understand it was simply a misspelling of martial law, “the law administered by military forces that’s invoked by a government in an emergency when the civilian law enforcement agencies are unable to maintain public order and safety,” as defined by Merriam-Webster.
The fact that Marshall Law is trending and not Martial Law shows you how stupid the people of Twitter really are. pic.twitter.com/hvLmzmzpS8
— Eric B (@EBSportsGaming) March 16, 2020
On Monday night, Slim Shady had to set the record straight, tweeting, “Sorry guys…Marshall Law: not a thing.”
The PSA was attached to a tweet from United States Senator Marco Rubio who apologized for contributing to the “Marshall Law” confusion.
“I apologize for the typo,” Rubio wrote. “I meant to type stupid rumors about martial law not marshall law. My bad.”
Sorry guys… Marshall Law: not a thing. https://t.co/YKm1b5UGBE
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) March 17, 2020
Even with the correction, the #MarshallLaw hashtag was being thrown around left and right and didn’t stop people from making jokes at Rubio’s expense. Some Twitter users even admitted they were fooled into thinking Em was dropping a new single.
Check out some of the reactions below.
Eminem looking at all these marshall law album requests out of nowhere pic.twitter.com/UIlSVWQtMg
— Mohit | Relapse: Refill is a classic (@mohitkashyapmk1) March 16, 2020
— A.D. (@ADsXe) March 16, 2020
This fall on NBC: Marshall Law. pic.twitter.com/qvke3PtTxJ
— grahamclark (@grahamclark) March 16, 2020
very soon on NBC: Marshall Law. pic.twitter.com/j4aCtLDMa6
— ᴀsɪᴀ 🪐 (@shadysdimple) March 16, 2020
Marshall Law! 😂🤣😅 pic.twitter.com/LmgHbMG0jc
— Tay Zonday (@TayZonday) March 16, 2020
— Vanessa Basilio (@vanessadanica) March 17, 2020
Marshall Law vs. Martial Law
Know the difference. pic.twitter.com/kqISFVtMxP
— Tylor (@thatguytylor) March 16, 2020
if "Marshall Law" isn't Eminem's next diss track what are we even doing pic.twitter.com/8ujdrl39Bt
— shauna (@goldengateblond) March 16, 2020
Eminem's new album, Marshall Law, not slated for release at this time https://t.co/vzwR0kWCZL
— Lindsay Ellis (@thelindsayellis) March 16, 2020