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There’s no denying that young people today have defined this past year with memes. With platforms such as TikTok becoming popular, memes have gone viral like never before. Here are The Lasso’s top 9 memes of 2019:
9: He can’t hear us, he’s wearing AirPods
romeo don’t drink the poison she’s not dead! oh no he has airpods in he can’t hear us oh my god pic.twitter.com/UTsMfkPuSu
— mauri (@spicynugg) January 25, 2019
This meme became very popular after AirPods became extremely popular. These memes usually show someone making a mistake and someone else telling them to stop. But the catch is that the person in danger can’t hear the warnings because of their AirPods.
8: “omg ellen, you didn’t!”
me on ellen
ellen: so i heard you love the ocean
(the studio starts flooding)
me: omg ellen you didn’t
— rian (@darlingadora) March 2, 2019
These memes originated from Twitter after people started to imagine what would happen to them if they went on to The Ellen Show.
7: Everything “H2O: Just Add Water”
2O: Just Add Water” is a teen mermaid show from Australia that many teenagers watched when they were younger. Most of the memes poke fun at Cleo’s clothes, the accents, and the fact that the girls are mermaids.
6: “Gonna tell my kids that…”
I’m telling my kids this was gordon ramsey pic.twitter.com/7O9P7ZVNfs
— emily 🌸 (@uhhmmily) November 20, 2019
The premise of this meme is the lies that people are planning on telling their kids in order to convince them that certain celebrities are other people.
5: Rise and Shine
After a video surfaced of Kylie Jenner singing “Rise and Shine” to her daughter, fans found a way to make fun of her for it. Not only is her voice not the best, but it’s clear that Stormi is already awake when Kylie is singing her song.
4: The Instagram Egg
In early 2019, an Instagram account titled @world_record_egg posted the above picture hoping to get the most liked picture in Instagram history. The account accomplished its goal and currently has over 54 million likes.
3: VSCO girls
Also a popular TikTok meme, VSCO girls went viral this year for their basic style and usage of annoying catchphrases. VSCO girls can be described by their oversized shirts and sweatshirts, mom jeans, and Hydro Flasks.
2: OK, Boomer
Elsa: you can’t marry a man you just met
Anna: ok boomer
— incorrect frozen (@FrozenIncorrect) November 9, 2019
OK, Boomer was a widely used phrase for quite a while after yet another TikTok meme went viral. It essentially means that people from the Baby Boomer generation don’t understand the norms of younger generations, so they automatically think that they’re bad.
1: Raid Area 51
The summer of 2019 was filled with “Raid Area 51” memes. The people of the Internet planned to storm a highly classified government facility rumored to contain aliens on September 20th. Everyone wanted to get in on the extra-terrestrial action.