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Best Tweets About Detroit Filing for Bankruptcy

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It’s no secret that Detroit has been in rough shape for several decades. A situation that began with the decline of the auto industry has culminated with the announcement that the city is officially filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, making them the largest U.S. city to do so.

Detroit being completely broke is not only the way that ‘Robocop’ begins (here’s hoping that OCP will come in and fix things up “Delta City” style), but its also incredibly sad for Michiganders. And whenever anything happens that’s too depressing to think about, we make a bunch of jokes about it. Here are some funny — as well as some serious and heartfelt — tweets about The D’s financial probs.


The Batman (@TheBatman): When Detroit residents move to Gotham for a better quality of life, you know there’s a problem.



Michael Moore (@MMFlint): Detroit (1701-2013). Don’t cry for us, America. You’re next.



ANDREW WK (@AndrewWK): Sending party love and power to #Detroit. Stay strong.






Cleveland TMZ (@ClevelandTMZ): CLE TMZ will be accepting all résumés from Detroit TMZ reporters. Minimum wage.



Don Cheadle (@IamDonCheadle): By the way, I’m getting a fund together to buy Detroit. Who’s in?



Rucka Rucka Ali (@RuckaRuckaAli): “I STILL BELIEVE IN DETROIT” -ppl in suburbs 25 minutes away from Detroit



Allan Cresswell (@AllanCresswell ): Maybe try putting Detroit on eBay?



Anonymous (@YourAnonNews): Anyone got $20 they can lend Detroit?



rob delaney (@robdelaney): If Detroit survived Kid Rock it can survive bankruptcy.


(@ComedyCentral): Detroit filed for bankruptcy. Worse yet, Flint was pawned for cigarette money.


(@ditzkoff): As long as these guys are in charge of its management, I feel like Detroit will be OK.


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