With less than 50 days to go before Brazil hosts the World Cup finals, chatter over whether it’s prepared has been growing by the day. This doesn’t help: The event’s logo is being ridiculed for bearing an uncanny resemblance to the internet’s favourite way to express disgust, shame or embarrassment — the ol’ facepalm.
Twitter user Holly Brocks pointed out the similarity yesterday, but the comparison has taken on a life of its own:
CANNOT UNSEE: the Brazil 2014 logo has been criticised for "looking like a facepalm" pic.twitter.com/9BjXegCyew
— Holly Brockwell (@hollybrocks) April 23, 2014
It’s a joke that probably rankles with FIFA and Brazil, which has spent billions preparing for the influx of tourists.
But keep in mind: It could be so, so much worse. As far as major international event logos go, a facepalm is relatively innocuous. After all, at least it doesn’t look like Pedobear. Or cartoons having sex. Or just being downright creepy.
Picture: Andrew Liszewski