It was the p***y election. It was the Weird Twitter election. It was the nasty election. It was the meme election. We memed like we never had before, the nasty women, the white supremacist Pepes, the “epic Twitter clap backs”. In the primaries, the memes were lighthearted. We had Bernie vs. Hillary and Ted Cruz Is the Zodiac Killer. Once we transitioned into the general, the meme-ing ramped up, taking an increasingly sinister turn as America’s future began to look more grim. We tried to distract ourselves with some Ken Bone, but even that quickly turned dark.
So what was the US election meme that finally broke you? Or did a post-election meme do the trick?
Let’s take a tour of some of the most disturbing content created over the past months:
Delete Your Account
Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
Epic clap back? Or a tragic squeal from neoliberalism’s bloody corpse?
The Election Is Just Like [Insert TV Show/Movie]
It’s like fantasy, except the results might threaten the livelihoods of many Americans.
A friend sent me this. Apparently I made the cut as one of the Deplorables??? All kidding aside I am honored to be grouped with the hard working men and women of this great nation that have supported @realdonaldtrump and know that he can fix the mess created by politicians in Washington. He's fighting for you and won't ever quit. Thanks for your trust! #trump2016 #maga #makeamericagreatagain #basketofdeplorables
Solidifying Trump’s strong ties to the alt-right using a shitty action movie reference. Oh, it burns.
Jimmy Fallon Petting Trump
Tousle his hair, Jimmy. Feel the twists and turns of the election. Tap into that mysterious mind, responsible for making Trump say he might be dating Ivanka if she wasn’t his daughter. Perhaps through the tousle of the hair, his palms gracing the scalp that surrounds that special brain, Fallon gained special insight into why Trump said he grabs women by the genitalia without asking. Trump’s energy, seeping into Fallon’s pores, might’ve transmitted a shock of knowledge that revealed why Trump mocked a disabled reporter or said Mexicans were rapists and that Muslims should be on a list. Maybe he felt it all.
The Hillary Shimmy Song
I pray for death’s sweet kiss.
The red-sweater wearing, pregnancy porn-liking undecided voter captured the hearts of Americans, and then promptly refused to let go.
Lena Dunham’s Rap Video
There are simply no words.
Obama Biden Memes
The hot new trend is taking pictures of Obama and Biden and making fake dialogue about how Biden is &totes; be pranking Trump, like all the time.
Obama: "Joe, why are you still holding my hand?"
Biden: "I wanna freak Mike Pence out"
Obama: "But why?"
Biden: "Just roll with it" pic.twitter.com/o5KZZ0Ysgz
— thomas moore (@Thomas_A_Moore) November 12, 2016
LOL! Mike Pence hates gay people.
Joe- "I showed Trump the drone strike controls in your top left drawer."
Barack- "That's an etch-a-sketch."
Joe- "Yup." pic.twitter.com/wzKbs5f2mC
— Barack & Joe (@ObamaBidenMemes) November 13, 2016
LMAO people will literally die.
— burn with me daddy (@post_prufrock) November 13, 2016
In perhaps the safest performance of allyship, anti-Trump Americans have begun taking after their British brethren, wearing a safety pin (which could cost them upwards of $US325 [$431]) to show how mean that Trump guy really is.
So which meme broke you?