Fact: The Internet has made pop culture scandals so much more entertaining. Because not only do we get every bit of information about delicious stories like Orlando Bloom punching Justin Bieber (allegedly over Miranda Kerr), we get a celebration of mockery, courtesy of GIFs, memes and all the Photoshop you can handle.
The Internet's reaction to the Bieber-Bloom debacle, or as we call it, The Bloomin' Bieber, was swift and all-encompassing. And we're loving every minute of it.
So here is how people on Team Orlando Bloom celebrated the punch heard round the world. Or Team Justin Bieber Getting Punched in the Face, whatever you want to call it.
Well, first of all, there is this petition directed at President Barack Obama requesting that July 29, the date of the punching, be declared National Orlando Bloom Day. Over 1,500 people have signed it.
But mostly people had way too much fun with Bloom's role as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film franchises:
Because we all know Legolas would kick Bieber's ass. Without even looking at said ass.
"Bring him down, Legolas!"
Legolas, don't you know you're saving the entire planet when you punch Bieber?
There is no stupid hat big enough to protect you from an arrow between the eyes, bro.
Speaking of pleasure, Legolas is super-foxy. While Justin Bieber has a creepy mini-mustache thing going on.
Because even though Orly might not have gotten the best hit in, Legolas never misses.
Internet-ers also took advantage of the fact that Justin Bieber got shot to hell on an episode of CSI. If you haven't seen it yet, we highly recommend you watch this version.
Pirate Will Turner gets s--t done.
Thwick. (That was an arrow sound effect).
They also had to include Miranda Kerr, as she is quite possibly the reason for this feud:
You are not far off, Legolas. Not far off at all.
And then there were the good, ol' fashioned fight memes:
Finish him. Or finish her?
We cannot stop watching this GIF. And it's not just because there are cats involved.
Even Mad magazine had to get in on the fun:
"Kid Bitchface" is far and away the best boxer nickname ever. And they even agree with us on Bieber's creepy mustache situation!
So Orlando Bloom punched Justin Bieber? It's a good start but... pic.twitter.com/kbdJP3H6gH? Greg Pain (@AuRevoirAdios) July 30, 2014
Hopefully there are many more to come.
Orlando Bloom taking a swing at Bieber is all of us taking a swing at Bieber tbh pic.twitter.com/WeT3JzP4Gs? Adrian Carrasquillo (@RealAdrianC) July 30, 2014
Truer words have never been spoken.
After hearing he punched Justin Bieber. pic.twitter.com/CjmXu7ayw9? Give me Internet (@GiveMeInternet) July 30, 2014
Orlando is not only the true MVP...
He's an international hero.
Yes, he's almost twice J.B.'s age and should have taken the high road. But he didn't, so we're riding the low road with Bloom all the way to end.