Yesterday, Rolling Stone posted the news that Christopher Abbott, the actor who plays Charlie on Girls, is quitting the show. It prompted a communal response of dread and doom from the Twittersphere. We also saw Facebook users offer their exasperation; the most common response, by far, was “Noooooooooooooooo!”
We get it. No one saw this coming. He reunited with Marnie in the Season Two finale. He provided much-needed eye-candy on Girls amongst the ubiquitous, cringeworthy awkwardness. How could he be leaving? He reportedly clashed with series creator/star Lena Dunham, and it will be interesting to see how they write his exit into the Girls narrative.
Read on for a taste of the Internet’s horrified reactions to the news. Goodbye, Charlie.
— Maya Moon (@mayammoon) April 5, 2013
— Aidan (@VoyaJuror) April 5, 2013
the world is crumbling around me rollingstone.com/movies/news/gi…
— Rachel Knapp (@knappalicious4) April 4, 2013
By God you will not. rollingstone.com/movies/news/gi…
— Grace Schaffer (@grace_schaffer) April 4, 2013
— Abrianna Burton (@AbriannaBurton) April 4, 2013
— Lillian Li (@KexinLi1) April 4, 2013
— Jennifer (@JChloeRothwell) April 4, 2013
— Lisa M. (@LisaMelisson) April 4, 2013