Since the mid-’90s, they’ve been singing about relationships and spicing up your life and zigazig ahs (still not sure what that one meant) for their fans all over the world. A lot of Millennials have a ton of affection and nostalgia for the girl group since the Spice Girls phenomena was an enormous part of the ’90s.
But since then, the Spice Girls haven’t had a huge role in pop culture. Every once in a while, you hear about a reunion tour or bitter feud, but it’s not like we’re constantly refreshing Twitter for Spice news, right?
That’s why it was surprising to see the news that Melanie Brown, Scary Spice herself, was hospitalized because she temporarily went blind in one eye making the rounds on social media. The news was a real shock, and it hit the internet hard. For a band so far out of the zeitgeist, it sure seems like there’s still a lot of affection for the Spice Girls.
We have a theory as to why that might be the case. Keep reading to find out why…