On Saturday, September 3, Kanye West posted a series of black photos on Instagram. “FUCK A VC NOW WHAT,” a post readalongside a slew of other photos of rapper Kid Cudi and Adidas executive Daniel Cherry III in hats.
Online, people were giggling. “don’t forget to repost kanye vc’s post so people know you’re into tech,” we joked. It might not have been the most outlandish statement Ye has ever made, but it certainly led to some great memes. Haha! Watch us have fun together! Little did we know we were on the verge of a golden internet moment.
This week – from Harry Styles spitting on Chris Pine to funny girlThe Queen’s Death opening night was announced as YouTuber Trisha Paytas was about to give birth – creating a glorious and inappropriate online event of takes, jokes and memes. As we continue to document how society responds to unifying cultural events, there’s no better case study than this week’s highlights:
The “Cbat” Guy
Reddit had exploded over a man, who posted to r/TIFU (Today I Fucked Up) about his sexual playlist – specifically a song, “Cbat” by Hudson Mohawke, which he used as a metronome to enhance his pushing game. “The other day we were having sex without music, but I was still pushing to the tune that was playing in my head,” he wrote. “She recognized him and asked me to stop.”
The post went incredibly viral, with the YouTube link he had shared the song reaching more than 4.5 million views on Friday morning and inspiring more than 120,000 videos of the song on TikTok. On Sunday, he wrote on Reddit that due to the virality of the initial post, her relationship was over.
People reacted to Good place actor defending Lea Michele on Instagram after the internet conspiracy theory that Michele can’t read has seen a new revival of meme iterations due to the Joy star prepares to debut in funny girl on Broadway.
“I see a lot of people claiming that a certain actress can’t read…then laughing at her,” Jamil wrote on his Instagram Stories. “An elitist, an ableist bore. It’s embarrassing for you, not for them.
So Jamil, known on social networks for her somewhat misguided attempts to denounce misogyny, has only added fuel to the fire by getting involved. “jamaeela jamil will go down in history as one of our greatest posters,” we wrote.