If you spend any time on Twitter, which is basically everyone these days, then you may have seen several tweets featuring two men arguing.
Here are a few of examples:
oh my god pic.twitter.com/e8Qe2wStBk
— Laurie Richards 👅🍭 (@TheStuffOfMemes) April 9, 2018
— Alex Geoffroy (@EsPyramid) April 4, 2018
this is just to say pic.twitter.com/o21ucFl2iG
— frog and toad are lovers 🌻 (@apostlebrawl) April 5, 2018
The meme comes straight from the American reality TV series American Chopper, where two of the stars of the show got into a particularly heated confrontation.
The argument aired on an episode way back in 2008, but the internet always finds a way to resurrect old things and make them funny and exciting again.
Not only is the meme a funny vessel for exploring all sorts of topical issues, they can also be used to highlight the hypocrisy of some of the world’s most senior politicians and leaders.
On Saturday morning US, UK and French air forces launched a series of strikes on supposed Syrian chemical weapon sites at the behest of President Donald Trump.
Prior to becoming president, former reality TV star Trump was strongly against the US becoming involved in the conflict in Syria and criticised Barack Obama on Twitter for even considering the idea.
This has provided perfect fuel for critics of the POTUS and his new approach to American foreign policy.
Using both Trump’s old and recent tweets about Syria and the American Chopper meme, Twitter user heartbeeps combined the two to create something truly awe-inspiring.
— heartbeeps (@hrtbps) April 14, 2018
As you can see, the tweet soon went viral racking up more than 19,000 retweets at the time of writing, proving that memes are not only funny but they can also provide people with information and news that they may otherwise miss.
HT Daily Dot