Ross and Rachel and Liza and David

David and Liza’s break up video has been viewed more than 15.6 million times.

Remember Ross and Rachel? She was a popular, pretty high-school cheerleader, he a geeky boy with unfortunate hair and a love for dinosaurs. It was an unreciprocated, unrequited love till fate brought them together again in their 20s, one half hour Friends episode at a time.

But then Rachel got herself a successful career in fashion and Ross got jealous – it was the 90s, men weren’t woke then. They decided to go on a break. Ross, in a shocking twist, slept with someone else that very night! A teary confrontation later, they broke up on 20 February 1997. And people on their sofas around the world were left wondering: if a couple as perfect as Ross and Rachel couldn’t make it work then is love even real? What hope is there for the rest of us?

Just a few days ago, on 4 June 2018, the world witnessed yet another breakup of that magnitude. Liza and David have broken up after being together for about two years. They had actually parted ways about six months ago, and only now told us they weren’t together because they wanted some time to process what was going on. They’ve assured us that they are still friends, that the break up was amicable and that they had nothing but respect for each other. In the two days since it was published, their YouTube video “we broke up” has been viewed more than 15.6 million times.

If Liza and David can’t make it no one can pic.twitter.com/ZhEaLzwEBR

— Jazmin Leticia (@Jazmin__Leticia) June 5, 2018

For those of you who don’t know Ross Geller and Rachel Green – you were not one of the 50 million people who watched the American sitcom Friends at the height of its popularity in the early 2000s.

For those of you who don’t know Liza Koshy, 22 and David Dobrik, 21 – they are a pair of social media influencers who, among other content, create YouTube videos about their lives for an engaged audience of over 20 million followers between the two of them.

They met, fell in love, had their first kiss, swapped anniversary gifts and eventually broke up all in front of this audience – many of whom have taken to social media to grieve the uncoupling. If a couple as …read more

Source:: New Statesman

      

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