When Luis Miguel was arrested on Tuesday, nobody felt it more acutely than tías, and abuelas. El Sol de Mexico, who had a warrant for his arrest after failing to show up to court several times, turned himself in to United States marshals. In July 2016, a judge ordered Luismi to pay his former manager, William Brockhaus, more than $1 million. Brockhaus’ lawyers tried to get the ruling enforced in Los Angeles, where Luismi purchased a home, according to NBC. A few hours later, officials released Luismi on bond.
But as we learned through Twitter, things got dark for a while. As mamis, tías, and abuelas searched for answers about their beloved Luis Miguel, they sent GIFs, shed tears, and asked their children to empathize by imagining a world where “los mai quimical romans” were arrested. Here’s how Luismi’s core fanbase reacted after his arrest: