Does Beyoncé deserve to be on the new $10 bill in 2020?
Ever since the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday that a woman will grace the face of the new $10 note in 2020, fans have been taking to Twitter to suggest candidates who fit the bill.
The last woman to be featured on U.S. paper currency was Martha Washington, who was on the $1 Silver Certificate between 1891 and 1896.
Now historical figures including Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks have become frontrunners for #TheNew10 on social media and in a poll conducted by the group Women on 20s. But it seems that for every Harriet vote, there’s a Hillary vote; for every Parks, a Beyoncé; for every Roosevelt, a Taylor Swift.
Has the power of celebrity culture ever been more evident than in these Tweets?
We’re sorry to burst the Beygency’s bubble, but no matter how worthy she may or may not be of making the bill, Queen Bey’s chances are pretty slim: It’s actually illegal for any living person to appear on U.S. currency.
Maybe next century?