My Mom Made This Meme

My Mom Made This Meme

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My Mom Made This Meme refers to a popular tweet in which a Twitter user shared an image macro made by the user's mother, as well as their text conversation. The tweet went viral, appearing on numerous media outlets.

Origin

On August 21st, 2017, Twitter[1] user @Junglefushimi tweeted "My mom made this meme don't let her down." Along with this caption, she posted the meme, an image macro of the superhero Cyclops from the X-Men film series, who is known for wearing sunglasses that keep his powerful laser-sight vision contained. The picture is captioned "When you wear special glasses to protect the Eclipse from your eyes," referencing the frequent warnings to not stare at the sun during the 2017 solar eclipse. Next to the picture is a text conversation between the Twitter user and her mother, in which the mother takes credit for the meme and says, "Hope it goes viral even though I didn't put my name on it lol." The tweet (shown below) received more than 92,000 retweets and 211,000 likes within four days.


Fusushi @Junglefushimi My mom made this meme don't let her down en you wear special glasses to protect the Eclipse from 0000 Sprint 7:22 PM Mom your eyes, I made that meme Thank you mama It's a good meme lol Heh Hope it goes viral evern though I didnt put my name on it lol

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The following day, @Junglefushimi tweeted[2] "Update: I let my mom know what you all think and she is very pleased and has also decided she wants to be known as 'memer mom.'" In addition, she posted a screenshot of their text conversation with her mother, expressing her surprise at the popularity of the meme. The post (shown below) received more than 1,000 retweets and 7,500 likes in three days.


Fusushi @Junglefushimi Update: I let my mom know what you all think and she is very pleased and has also decided she wants to be known as "memer mom" it And said you're cute and a good memer Oh my goodness wow Ha ha They love me they love me lol Ha ha,so where are my million s lol I should have signed it lol .0000 Sprint 6:23 PM Mom I told everyone you made it and they all like And said you're cute and a good memer Oh my goodness wow Ha ha They love me they love me lol Ha ha,so where are my million s lol I should have signed it lol Member mom Oops memer monm Text Message

The tweets became very popular on Twitter. Several media outlets covered the tweets Mashable,[3] BuzzFeed] Elite Daily,[5] Refinery29[6] and more.

On August 24th, Redditor [7] Theboss12312 tweeted a parody, replacing the picture of Cyclops with an image of Patrick from SpongeBob SquarePants eating and the caption "When my autistic son finds out we're having chicken for dinner." The post (shown below) received more than 1,400 points (94% upvotes).


Fusushi @Junglefushimi My mom made this meme dont let her down 7:22 PM イ60% When my autistic son finds out oo Sprint we're having chicken for dinner Mom I made that meme Thank you mama It's a good meme lol Heh Hope it goes viral even though I didnt put my name on it lol

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