Steven Seagal's Good Morning Britain Interview

Steven Seagal's Good Morning Britain Interview

Updated Sep 28, 2017 at 11:02AM EDT by Don.

Added Sep 27, 2017 at 04:07PM EDT by Matt.

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Steven Seagal's Good Morning Britain Interview refers to a series of image macros and jokes featuring a screenshot from Steven Seagal's Good Morning Britain interview in September 2017. Online, many joked that Seagal looked much different from his days in Hollywood during the 80s and 90s, with many comments revolving around his physical appearance and relationship to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Origin

On September 27th, 2017, Steven Seagal appeared on the Good Morning Britain talk show to discuss the administration of United States President Donald Trump, specifically in regards to #TakeAKnee controversy. Within 24 hours of posting to YouTube, [1] the video had received more than 88,000 views and reached #13 of the site's trending list.



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Shortly after the video went viral, Twitter [2] user @JonRichard posted a screenshot from the interview with the caption "'Batman has until midnight to reveal himself or I will bring Gotham to its knees' – Steven Seagal." Within 24 hours, the post (shown below) received more than 11,000 retweets and 27,000 likes.


"Batman has until midnight to reveal himself or I will bring Gotham to its knees" - Steven Seagal LIVE MOSCOW LIVE ON GMB STEVEN SEAGAL Hollywood actor and friend of Vladimir Putin Good 8:16 itw NEWS BLOOD TEST THAT RULES OUT HEART ATTACK COULD ONE DAY BE USED BY NHS

Throughout the morning, people continued to post the screenshot of Seagal and adding new captions. Twitter[3] user @Lou_LouD posted the picture with the caption "In today's news: Steven Seagal moved to Russia to complete his transition into a Bond villain." The post (shown below, left) received more than 2,000 retweets and 5,000 likes in less than 24 hours.

Others soon joined in. Twitter[4] user @Comedyterrorist posted the picture with the caption "Steven Seagal has moved to Russia where he seems to have become a character on the board game ‘Guess who’." Within 24 hours, the tweet (shown below, center) received more than 500 retweets and 2,300 likes. Twitter[5] user @dickfundy captioned the picture (shown below, right) "Steven Seagal and his Shadaloo warriors can't wait to take on Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile at the next Street Fighter tournament."


In today's news: Steven Seagal moved to Russia to complete his transition into a Bond villain. MOSCOW Steven Seagal has moved to Russia where he seems to have become a character on the board game 'Guess who'. LIVE ON GMD STEVEN SEAGAL FROM HOLLYWOOD TO RUSSIA Seagal has described Ptinas one of the great Iing world leadeys WNEW Steven Seagal and his Shadaloo warriors can't wait to take on Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile at the next Street Fighter tournament. LIVE MOSCOw Good Britain 8:16 itw LIVE ON GMB STEVEN SEAGAL Hollywood actor and friend of Vladimir Putin NEWS BLOOD TEST THAT RULES OUT HEART ATTACK COULD ONE DAY BE USED BY NHS

Later that day, Twitter[6] user @pattymo tweeted the picture and the caption "Steven Seagal can’t decide who he’s angrier at – kneeling NFL players or the wizard who cursed him to gradually turn into an owl." Within 12 hours, the post (shown below) received more than 3,800 retweets and 14,000 likes.

Several media outlets covered the response to the interview and the popularity of the picture, including The Hollywood Reporter,[7] Heavy,[8] The Daily Dot,[9] The AV Club,[10] E![11] and more.


Steven Seagal can't decide who he's angrier at - kneeling NFL players or the wizard who cursed him to gradually turn into an owl LIVE Moscow LIVE ON GMB STEVEN SEAGAL Hollywood actor and friend of Vladimir Putin Good 8:16 ubw NEws BLOOD TEST THAT RULES OUT HEART ATTACK COULD ONE DAY BE USED BY NHS

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DUDE Steven Seagal is actually becoming his South Park caricature Imao #StevenSeagal Evidently Steven Seagal has revealed himself as the next 007 villain "Send me all the shoe polish in the world or the girl dies, Mr Bond!" LIVE MOSCow LIVE ON GMB STEVEN SEAGAL Hollywood actor and friend of Vladimir Putin Good 8:16 itv NEWS BLOOD TEST THAT RULES OUT HEART ATTACK COULD ONE DAY BE USED BY NHS Steven Seagal's actually doing a really cool ARG as the villain for the next unannounced Red Alert game LIVE MOSCOw LIVE ON GMB Good STEVEN SEAGAL Hollywood actor and friend of Vladimir Putin 8:16 itv NEWS BLOOD TEST THAT RULES OUT HEART ATTACK COULD ONE DAY BE USED BY NHS
Steven Seagal out here looking like the dude you shoot on the toilet at the beginning of GoldenEye on N64. LIVE MOSCow LIVE ON GMB STEVEN SEAGAL Hollywood actor and friend of Vladimir Putin Good 8:16 itv NEW S BLOOD TEST THAT RULES OUT HEART ATTACK COULD ONE DAY BE USED BY NHS God I wish celebrities would stay out of politics! Sorry. now...what were you saying Steven Seagal? LIVE MOSCow Good Britain 8:16 v LIVE ON GMB STEVEN SEAGAL Hollywood actor and friend of Vladimir Putin wNEWS BLOOD TEST THAT RULES OUT HEART ATTACK COULD ONE DAY BE USED BY NHS I put 2017 Steven Seagal into a bunch of his old movie posters and, frankly, it was for the best WHAT CAN TWO MEN DO AGAINST A GANG OF CROOKED COPS? WHATEVER IT TAKES SEAGAi JUSTICE IT WOUNDS THIS IS GONNA HURT

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