Grandparents Just Can’t Stop Tagging Grandmaster Flash in Their Facebook Statuses

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13:  Hip Hop DJ Grandmaster Flash performs on stage for James Lavelle's Meltdown at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on June 13, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Andy Sheppard/Redferns via Getty Images)
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Grandparents’ charming habit of signing their names to their Facebook statuses has combined with Facebook’s less-charming habit of tagging every bit of data in the universe to form a surprising new fanbase for Grandmaster Flash. As the tumblr Love, Grandpa and Grandmaster Flash attests, a surprising number of our nation’s senior citizens are mistakenly including the hip-hop pioneer in their messages to loved ones, thanks to Facebook’s auto-tagging suggestion algorithms.

Grandmaster Flash, who, at 56, is old enough to be a grandparent himself, sympathized with his new Facebook friends in a post on his own page:

Facebook is a weird place.

Grandmas Keep Facebook-Tagging Grandmaster Flash