11 photos that show how the heroes of famous memes have changedPictolic
At the moment, the Internet is full of all kinds of iconic memes featuring various people and animals from all over the world. Real people and animals with their very real life. Yes, it's a simple and fairly obvious fact, but to be honest, we rarely think about it when we use these memes in our daily life.
What are the names of these famous meme heroes? How did their photos go viral? Was that intentional? And most importantly, what do these Internet legends look like now? Would we recognize them if we were lucky enough to see them on the street? Let's discuss all this today. Without further ado, Pictolic invites you to scroll down and find out what your favorite celebrity memes look like right now.
1. Successful child (Sam Greener).
The meme was born in 2007 after Lanie Greener posted on Flickr a photo of her son Sam trying to eat sand. The photo first became known as a meme with the caption “I hate sandcastles,” suggesting that the boy had just destroyed another child's sandcastle. Apparently, Laney Griner didn't like the context of the meme, as she felt it made her son look like a bully, when in fact he loved sandcastles. But then the Success Child meme was created and the woman accepted it. Since then, the photo has been featured in various advertisements, Hot Topic T-shirts, Xbox screensavers, and more.
2. Grumpy Cat.
Grumpy Cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, first became famous after several photos of her were posted on Reddit in late September 2012. The cat was known for its constantly grumpy appearance, which resulted from the bite and feline dwarfism. Grumpy Cat's official Instagram account has over 2.5 million followers. Unfortunately, the cat passed away in May 2019 at the age of 7.
The meme went viral in 2013 and was based on a 2010 photo of the adopted rescued Shiba Inu Kabosu dog, which the owner uploaded to his personal blog. In the frame, Kabosu is captured sitting on the couch and looking at the camera with raised eyebrows. Kabos is now 15 years old and has an Instagram account.
4. Harold hiding the pain (Andras Arato).
The meme captured the model of András Arato with an expression that seems to indicate repressed pain. The meme was born in September 2011, when a stock photo with a DreamTime watermark was posted on the Facepunch forum. In September 2018, Andras Arato hosted a TedTalk in Kyiv, where he discussed his life story as a “meme hero”.
5. Roll safe (Kayode Evumi).
The meme is taken from three BBC documentary miniseries Hood Documentary from 2016, in which the character, played by actor Kayode Evumi, points at his head and smiles after saying that he thinks a woman is “beautiful” because “she has good brains. " Kayode Evumi is currently 27 years old.
6. Confused Nick Young.
The photo with NBA basketball player Nick Young is a screenshot from an episode of the 2014 YouTube web series "Thru The Lens". There is a scene in which Nick makes a puzzled expression on his face.
7. No, I didn't mean to fart.
The meme was born in 2014, when Reddit user aaduk_ala posted a photo to the subreddit / r / funny titled "Tried to fart next to a pretty girl in class." “Well, the guy who took the picture was a good friend of mine ever since I first moved here to Texas, so he knew I could get a face like this anytime I wanted,” Mike McGee told Unilad. “So he wanted to make a funny Twitter signature and told me to make a grimace. He published it, and after about two or three months and after he published it, it became popular! "
8. Girl Pyro (Zoe Roth).
The famous photograph was taken back in 2004 when Zoe's father Dave Roth captured her watching firefighters putting out a fire two blocks from their home in Mebane, North Carolina. In November 2007, Dave entered and won a competition organized by a photography magazine. After that, the photo was published in the magazine. Since then, Zoe's photo has been edited into images of various famous events and has conquered the Internet.
9. Aliens are to blame for everything (Giorgio Zucalos).
The author of the famous meme is the Swiss writer, ufologist, TV presenter, and producer Giorgio Zucalos. The guy is best known for his appearances on the TV series Ancient Aliens. Fun fact: Giorgio is a proponent of the pseudo-archeological theory that ancient alien astronauts interacted with ancient humans.
10. Sweating Jordan Peel.
The famous GIF/photo was born in September 2013, after the premiere of the third season of Key and Peel, which aired in the United States. The episode from which the meme originated includes a scene in which the character, played by Jordan Peele, is sweating nervously in response to his girlfriend's question about a provocative question about browser history.
11. Schoolboy in the swamp.
16-year-old Russian schoolboy Igor Nazarov went viral back in 2016 after taking a photoshoot of him sitting at a table in a suit in the middle of a swamp.