After the "Friends" reunion was released on HBO Max, a screenshot of Matt LeBlanc sitting with his arms crossed became a meme on Irish Twitter.
After TikTok appeared to replace the voice of its text-to-speech feature, users tested how it would pronounce certain phrases, some of which are lewd.
"Castaways" debuted on the top of a Spotify chart after the song from the children's cartoon "The Backyardigans" went viral on TikTok.
Pizzaslime has perfected meme fashion with a creative agency, record label, TV show, and merch line, but "it's hard to define what Pizzaslime is."
When reached for comment for a New York Times story about claims of meme-stealing, Musk responded with more memes sans credit for their creators.
On Wednesday afternoon, Twitter's image cropping protocol on mobile devices changed, and people rapidly posted the longest images they could find.
From Rae Dunn pottery to the Hype House, 'cheugy' encapsulates a slightly out of touch aesthetic that's difficult to pin down but easy to spot.
Lightning McQueen-themed adult crocs appear to have sold out in less than hour, inspiring sad memes from those unable to buy them.
The first line from Aziah 'Zola' King's thread has become a Twitter meme as people share images of iconic pairs who have fallen out.
Chet Hanks, the son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson who once defended use of the N-word, recently went viral with the 'white boy summer' meme.
"There was alt-right and borderline Holocaust-denial stuff, memes, showing up," said a shocked mother who checked her children's Instagram.
Social media users were quick to find deeper meaning in the "Big Engine That Couldn't."
Facebook's CEO said on Clubhouse that his favorite meme is a video of him professing his love for barbecuing and Sweet Baby Ray's.
The 63rd annual Grammy Awards aired on CBS Sunday evening and featured a combination of live performances and prerecorded segments.
A new meme format has emerged around the most recent round of stimulus checks, with people saying they'll use them for outlandish purchases.
The sale of the meme as a non-fungible token is part of a larger trend of blockchain-based ownership of pieces of internet history.
After a tweet admiring a line about grief and love from episode eight of WandaVision went viral, people began making ironic memes about it.
"QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley's lawyer has blamed Donald Trump for inciting his client to storm the Capitol building on January 6.
The Tesla CEO tweeted an image of the meme-famous Shiba Inu in a space suit, planting a flag on the moon emblazoned with the word "WOW".
Actor Rocky Paterra's song "I'm an Account" went viral, and people with sometimes hard-to-discuss jobs began to use "account" to refer to themselves.
DaBaby released a track on February 19 that appeared to call out 17-year-old JoJo Siwa. People were quick to defend Siwa on Twitter, with some making memes about the situation. DaBaby later said that the lyric was wordplay, and tweeted at Siwa that it was “all love” from him. Visit […]
“Rasputin,” the 1978 Euro-disco hit by Boney M., has gone viral on TikTok. The song was famously a part of the Just Dance game franchise. Its rise to fame on TikTok began in the fall of 2020, and it exploded on the app in early 2021. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
Burmese citizens protesting the Feb. 1 military coup are weaponizing memes to make a statement. Young protesters understand that funny memes will attract attention to their cause. Insider has assembled some of the most effective protest signs seen on Myanmar’s streets. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Tens of thousands […]
The 2021 Super Bowl drew viewers eager to see the game, its halftime show, and fun advertisements. The event also played out online, with people making memes throughout and after. Some of the best memes involved The Weeknd’s halftime performance and an Oatly commercial. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Ed Sheeran posted a video singing his song “Afterglow” on TikTok asking for duets. However, people duetted his video ironically, loudly playing instruments rather than singing. Ed Sheeran hate isn’t a new phenomenon, and the video he posted seemed doomed to fail on TikTok. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
TikTokers are using audio from the 2002 movie “Drumline” as part of a meme. The audio is from a scene in the film in which Nick Cannon’s character fights for a snare drum solo. People are using the sound to mimic typing, showing furious exchanges or deadline rushes. Visit Insider’s […]
Bernie Sanders’ inaugural mittens, made by a Vermont teacher, have garnered a lot of attention. “Sadly, I have no more mittens for sale,” Jen Ellis tweeted. “I’m so flattered that Bernie wore them to the inauguration.” The mittens were a critical component in an image of Sanders that rapidly became […]
Brendan Smialowski is the photographer behind Sen. Bernie Sanders’ now-famous Inauguration Day moment. Smialowski told Rolling Stone that he happened to spot Sanders sitting alone and took two pictures. He said he usually avoids taking similar photos but feels the senator’s picture captured the moment. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
Audio from Jessie J performing her song “Price Tag” is going viral on TikTok. In the performance, Jessie J adds in numerous vocalisations and riffs that have become meme fodder. TikTokers are mimicking her singing style, and making memes based on the lyrics. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. It’s […]
A photo of a cold-looking Bernie Sanders swiftly became a meme after the inauguration. A website allows users to place the photo anywhere in the world using Google Maps. The internet quickly sent Sanders on a global tour from the Eiffel Tower to Trump Tower. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
A “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle, one of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop products, exploded in a woman’s home, The Sun reported on Monday. Jody Thompson, a 50-year-old media consultant living in London, said the $US75 candle “emitted huge flames” before her and her partner, David Snow, “threw it out the […]
TikTok users are making memes roleplaying in a fictional “woodchuck revolution” using a remix of the familiar “how much wood would a woodchuck chuck” tongue twister. The trend was started by 21-year-old Pip Petersen, who posted a video launching the concept after listening to AronChupa and Little Sis Nora’s “The […]
Sea shanties have taken over social media, courtesy of a series of viral TikTok videos. “Shanty Tok” isn’t a new phenomenon, but a viral video of Scottish singer Nathan Evans singing the song “The Wellerman” has sparked a new craze across social media. A video featuring brothers Promise and Frankline […]
The Most Famous Artist, an artist collective founded by Matty Mo, announced it is selling monoliths for $45,000 each, prompting people to suspect it is behind the mysterious monoliths around the world. Neither the collective nor Mo himself have explicitly claimed credit for creating the monolith, and Mo said on […]
Warning: Spoilers ahead for “The Mandalorian.” “The Mandalorian” season two continued this week with “Chapter 14: The Tragedy,” which ended with a devastating turn of events for Grogu and his bounty hunter protector. We’ve rounded up the best tweets and memes from the episode, all of which focus on fans’ […]
On November 18, Utah state officials found the first monolith in the desert in the southeastern part of the state. Since then, similar metallic sculptures have been discovered in Romania, California, Pennsylvania, and the Netherlands. Here’s how people and brands have taken to social media to poke fun at the […]
23-year-old internet personality and boxer Jake Paul and former NBA player Nate Robinson fought a boxing match that served as a co-main event to Saturday’s Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. fight. During the fight, Paul knocked Robinson out in the second round, effectively ending the match. Online, people were […]
George Clooney told “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent Tracy Smith that he’s been giving himself at-home haircuts for 25 years. The actor and filmmaker said that he uses an infomercial product called the Flowbee, which he said he bought years ago. The Flowbee at-home haircutting vacuum system sells kits on its […]
KSI cohosted PewDiePie’s “Meme Review” this week, and the two YouTubers serenaded their subscribers with Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” at the end. They played the song on a recorder and an alpine horn for a few seconds, but it was pretty much unrecognizable from the original. PewDiePie […]
Leslie Jones has kept her fans on social media entertained throughout coverage of the 2020 presidential election. The comedian and former “Saturday Night Live” star tweeted videos where she commented on the home decor of news commentators’ and analysts’ at-home backgrounds. Jones joked that one contributor’s home background looked “haunted,” […]
Following updated Pennsylvania vote counts in the 2020 Presidential race, people are making “Game of Thrones”-election week crossover memes. In the newest format, people are editing the face of Gritty (the mascot of Philadelphia’s hockey team) onto Olenna Tyrell’s face. “Tell Donald, I want him to know it was me,” […]
TikTok creator @julia_keith_ posted a video in which she mocks President Donald Trump’s dancing by imitating a video of him. However, some supporters of the president, including his daughter Ivanka Trump, said that they loved the video, with many seemingly believing that it was made with positive intentions. Keith told […]
A trend started by TikToker @soupytime has creators putting together outfits inspired by characters from the Harry Potter franchise. As part of the trend, people lip-sync along with a number of iconic lines from the Harry Potter films, switching up their outfits throughout. Others are also putting their own spin […]
On Monday, Harry Styles released a music video for “Golden,” the fifth single from his 2019 sophomore album “Fine Line.” The clip features Styles running, dancing, and driving through Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast. Fans can’t get enough of the stunning visuals and the singer’s joyful frolicking. See all the best […]
Jay Pharoah said in a recent interview that he coined the moniker “Karen,” the popular meme used to criticise white women perceived as problematic. In an interview with PeopleTV’s Lola Ogunnaike, the comedian and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member said that he’d been doing a bit about ‘Karens’ for […]
A terrifying, 15-second horror TikTok has gone viral on Twitter. While brief, the video is genuinely terrifying – particularly if you’re not a big fan of jump scares. The video was originally posted to TikTok by user @artem_mokrushin, where it has over 20 million views. It’s now going viral on […]
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participated in the final presidential debate of 2020 on Thursday night. Moderated by NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker, the Commission on Presidental Debates instituted a new rule for the debate that would allow for each candidate’s microphones to be muted […]
Nathan Apodaca, also known as @420doggface208, has released a DoggFace Halloween costume in his own merch store. A viral video that featured Apodaca lip-syncing along to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” while drinking cranberry juice and longboarding catapulted him into internet stardom. The costume includes a complete look to recreate Apodaca’s viral […]
TikTok star Nathan Apodaca has sent a takedown request to Australian retailer Culture Kings for selling a shirt featuring his likeness. Apodaca shot to stardom with a TikTok video featuring him skateboarding while singing a Fleetwood Mac song. Merchandise is one of the major ways that online creators can make […]
Nathan Apodaca, a.k.a. @420doggface208 on TikTok, recently went viral for a video in which he lip-syncs along to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” while drinking cranberry juice and longboarding. The video has made Apodaca into a viral sensation and caused streams of “Dreams” to explode, catapulting the song back onto the Billboard […]
Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice-presidential nominee and senator Kamala Harris debated each other on Wednesday night during the 2020 vice-presidential debate. While the debate was relatively calm in comparison to the previous chaotic debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, it still generated plenty of buzz on social […]
The parents of two toddlers who were featured in a manipulated “racist baby” video are suing Donald Trump, the Trump campaign, and Logan Cook, a conservative meme creator who goes by Carpe Donktum. The video, created by Cook, was manipulated to show a Black child running away from a white […]
Cardi B’s “WAP,” which features Megan Thee Stallion, has become a cultural phenomenon. The song has exploded in popularity on TikTok, with people remixing Megan Thee Stallion’s first verse with songs like “Let It Go” or “The Phantom of the Opera.” The trend plays both into TikTok’s history of making […]
Johnny Chiodini shared a photo of a massive homemade Furby on Twitter, and users can’t get enough of the meme-inspired toy. Chiodini’s wife made the Furby as a birthday present for a friend who is obsessed with the character and jokingly asked for one for her birthday. Chiodini said that […]
Photos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surfing in Hawaii became the subject of a viral meme over the weekend. In the photos, Zuckerberg’s face is covered in zinc oxide – a white substance that meme makers compared to mime face paint and Batman’s notorious antagonist, The Joker. Although zinc oxide […]
On July 4, Kanye West announced his intention to run for president of the United States. He received support from his wife, reality star Kim Kardashian West, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Some social media users were outraged and warned people not to elevate a political “stunt.” Still, the announcement […]
The Uffizi Gallery, a famous museum in Florence, Italy, is delighting users on TikTok with mash-ups of art and memes. One TikTok shows a painting of Medusa turning a depiction of the novel coronavirus to stone. Others use animation to make figures in famous portraits look like they’re socially distanced […]
A mysterious combination of three emoji – ???????????? – recently captured the attention of the tech industry on Twitter. The hype the project created, and the secrecy surrounding a purported app called It Is What It Is, was successful in getting thousands of interested users to clamor for invites and […]
Ice Cube has continued to post anti-Semitic memes on Twitter, in addition to imagery connected to Russian media and the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory movement. The rapper and actor has doubled down on his tweets, responding to allegations of anti-Semitism by tweeting, “I’ve been telling my truth.” The Daily Beast […]
Social media sensation, Nickelodeon star, and kid’s entertainment icon JoJo Siwa turned 17 on May 19, and teens are calling her their generation’s version of Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus’ Disney character. By the time Cyrus was 17, she was already evolving from her own child star persona, and by 2013 […]
One of Chicago’s most iconic buildings has been without power since Monday due to severe flooding. When the rest of the city’s buildings lit up at night, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) looked especially ominous. Some city residents are sharing that due to the power outage, the facade of Willis […]
Facebook has built a dataset of thousands of “hateful memes” for researchers. They will be able to use this dataset to learn how to identify online hate speech to better protect against it. The dataset contains “multimodal content” – pieces of content where its meaning is derived from multiple different […]
The founder of a website used for creating memes, Imgflip, has harnessed AI technology to build a meme generator for 48 of its most popular templates. The technology used for This Meme Does Not Exist is the same that’s behind deepfakes, the eerily realistic but completely fake depictions that have […]
During his two presidential campaigns, Senator Bernie Sanders amassed a huge, meme-driven online following that rivals only Trump’s as a national candidate, especially on platforms like Reddit and TikTok. The Sanders fandom, comprised largely of younger eligible voters and online socialism enthusiasts, is still there – but without a viable […]
Quibi, a new mobile-only streaming platform, launched Monday featuring vertical, short-form shows and and movies. Users were quick to discover that they’re unable to take screenshots of shows they’re watching – if you try to, you instead get a photo of a black screen. Netflix and Hulu allow users to […]
You may be using the video-chatting platform Zoom for everything from work meetings to parties, and one feature that anyone using it on their computer can take advantage of is the custom background. Zoom lets you upload any saved image – like snapshots of memes and pop-culture references – as […]
YouTube is reportedly planning to launch a shortform video-sharing feature before the end of 2020 designed to rival the viral platform TikTok, The Information reports. The feature, called “Shorts,” will live as a feed inside the existing YouTube mobile app, meaning users can make use of YouTube’s licensed music and […]
Coronavirus has now resulted in more than 4,000 deaths and been reported in more than 118,000 people around the world as of Tuesday. As daily life is interrupted by the spread of COVID-19, teens have taken to TikTok to create coronavirus-related content. People are flooding TikTok with memes and dark […]
President Donald Trump trolled former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg with a bizarre clip themed round 1980s sci-fi spoof movie “Spaceballs.” The two billionaires have traded insults on social media for months, with Trump gloating at Bloomberg’s decision to step out of the race after a poor Super Tuesday showing. […]
Some internet meme-makers appear to have already guessed Grimes’ baby name ideas. In an interview with The Face, Grimes said she doesn’t want to share the names she’s considering, but that “annoyingly, some of the memes about my naming ideas are on point.” Grimes first hinted she was pregnant in […]
Michael Bloomberg, a 2020 Democratic candidate, has employed a new campaign strategy in order to target social-media savvy voters. The billionaire former mayor of New York City has partnered with a meme collective linked to the popular Instagram page FuckJerry in order to promote his campaign. Instagram influencers like Tank […]
The concept of viral photos has only been around for a couple of decades. But in that short time, countless images – from news photos to memes – have gone viral, and we selected 17 of the most viral images of all time. These viral photos have helped define the […]
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted a crude meme showing a man with a very strong right arm, titled: “PornHub awards first user to reach one million videos watched.” The masturbation joke was already there, but Musk went right ahead and added: “Guess he’s not left-handed.” His followers appeared to respond […]
Planters attempted to create a viral Super Bowl moment by bringing Mr. Peanut back as “Baby Nut.” Though evocative of Baby Yoda, the move was clearly planned as a branding effort. Meme pages were created before Baby Nut’s rollout. The move could violate Twitter’s rules against spam. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
Students at Arizona State University are asking school officials for more safety measures after a case of the Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed there. In a petition that has gained over 20,000 signatures, students asked for more information and clarity on attendance policies. They’re also sharing memes on Reddit as students […]
A company called MSCHF has quietly been creating some of the most absurd, cynical, and viral projects and products that have spread across the internet. Products from the seven-person company range from an astrology-based stock trading app, to a toaster-shaped bathbomb, to Holy Water-filled sneakers. During Business Insider’s recent visit […]
James Gulick, 18, has been accused by federal prosecutors of throwing a firebomb and damaging the facilities of a Delaware Planned Parenthood building. Gulick is accused of spray-painting the facility with the words “Deus Vult,” a medieval Crusader battle cry that has recently been appropriated by far-right groups. Medieval experts […]
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on Wednesday that they have decided to take a ‘step back’ from royal life. The couple announced in an Instagram post: “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support […]
Netflix’s second season of “You” dropped in December and is still taking the internet by storm. Fans shared memes and jokes on Twitter about Joe’s creepy glass box. Some fans weren’t sure how Joe got the box from New York City to Los Angeles. Others jokingly said that being trapped […]
The 77th Golden Globe Awards took place Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. From Tom Hanks’ nonplussed reaction to Ricky Gervais’ opening monologue, to Jason Momoa’s tank top, to a kiss from Brian Cox, here’s a recap of the night’s best memes and moments that […]
Before the US airstrike in Iraq on Friday that killed Qassem Soleimani, Trump fought the Iranian Maj. Gen. in 2018 with memes inspired by “Game of Thrones.” After tensions escalated between Trump and Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani in July 2018, Soleimani first posted an edited image from the movie “Olympus […]
You can now purchase a decoration on “The Sims 4” called “The Child Statue” – and it’s an adorable Baby Yoda. Players noticed that the item appeared on the game’s store this week and began filling their digital homes with the statues, building shrines, and making memes. Electronic Arts (EA) […]
The meme “OK boomer” has taken on a life of its own, manifesting merchandise and even a book about the generational divide. Now, there’s an “OK, boomer” beer brew thanks to Dogfish Head Brewery, located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The brewpub exclusive is a 7% ABV “winter warmer beer concept” […]
Whether you live in New Jersey or not, you might stumble across one of the state’s official tweets, which have started going viral. The New Jersey state government has taken memes to the extreme with its snarky Twitter presence, interacting with large humour accounts and tweeting things like “haters mad” […]
Slack tweeted a video on Thursday with the caption “OK boomer,” appearing to call out Microsoft for a suspiciously similar ad campaign to Slack’s. Slack and MicrosoftTeams are two competing workplace chat services. Microsoft just revealed it has more users than Slack, but Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said that Microsoft […]
Fidelity Investments says that baby boomers are over invested in stocks and exposing themselves to potential market declines. More than one-third of boomers were investing more than 70% of their allocation in stocks, a risky position, it said. View Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Fidelity Investments says 55- to […]
Apple on Monday announced new AirPods Pro, which are on sale for A$399. They are available for preorder now, and will arrive on October 30. Not long after the announcement, people started making memes about how they look like different cartoons. Here are some of the best reactions so far. […]
Pepe the Frog is one of the most popular internet memes of all time. It originated in the non-political comic, “Boy’s Club” by Matt Furie. In 2016, political extremists began associating the meme with white nationalism, which led to the Anti-Defamation League adding it to their database of hate symbols. […]
Hurricane Dorian is currently brewing over the Atlantic Ocean before it is forecast to approach Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina as a Category 4 storm on Monday. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency across Florida and residents have scrambled to stockpile supplies ahead of the storm’s arrival. Despite […]
Twitter has been taken over with screenshots of users trying to engage their “number neighbours” in conversation. The viral trend has users texting phone numbers that are one digit away from theirs and seeing what kinds of responses they get and what hilarity ensues. Some exchanges have wielded unexpected results, […]
Apple’s wearables, home, and accessories business unit, which includes its AirPods and the Apple Watch, is outpacing the iPad and catching up to the Mac. That’s increasingly important as Apple continues to look for ways to offset slowing iPhone sales. While AirPods aren’t solely responsible for that category’s growth, they […]
The latest season of “Stranger Things” debuted on Netflix on July 4, and fans are loving it. In the third season, two of the show’s characters work at a local newspaper. Given the ’80s setting, that newspaper uses a photography darkroom to develop its photos. But viewers in 2019 who […]
Laina Morris, who became famous after sparking the “overly attached girlfriend” meme, said on Thursday that she was quitting YouTube. In a 30-minute goodbye video, Morris said she had struggled with depression and anxiety over the past year. Morris also thanked her fans for supporting and believing in her. Visit […]
Over 1 million people have responded to a Facebook event to “storm” Area 51 in Nevada. The air force base has been associated with conspiracy theories, especially those pertaining to UFOs. In a statement provided to the Washington Post, a spokesperson for the Air Force said that it “stands ready.” […]
Over 450,000 people want to know what’s really the deal with Area 51. They’re all members of a Facebook group created with the intention to “storm” Area 51 and “see them aliens.” Located in Nevada, Area 51 has long fuelled conspiracy theories and rumours about aliens and UFOs. The group […]
The internet is currently obsessed with Keanu Reeves. There are many memes being made about him. From his walk in “Always Be My Maybe” to some puns, here are some of the best. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. If you’ve been on the internet at all this week, you […]
YouTube star Shaun McBride posted a video of what he called the “scariest moment of my entire life.” In the video, McBride’s wife Jenny missteps and falls off a hiking trail onto a rocky beach several feet below. Though McBride said he posted it to inspire viewers “to make every […]
The final episode of “Game of Thrones” aired on Sunday. Fans made a lot of jokes about the finale and many of them were about Bran Stark and his new title, Bran the Broken. A lot of fans didn’t understand or accept the show’s ending and they made plenty of […]
The final episode of “Game of Thrones” aired on Sunday. Fans made a lot of jokes about the finale and many of them were about the scene in which Ser Brienne of Tarth writes about Jaime Lannister’s legacy. A lot of fans pointed out that it looked like she was […]
The final episode of “Game of Thrones” aired on Sunday. Fans made jokes about the new rulers and the episode’s shocking death. They also couldn’t believe the series had come to an end. Spoilers ahead for the series finale of “Game of Thrones.” Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. It’s […]