Funny Meme Trends Of 2022 So Far
2021 was a truly stellar year for meme history. For example, cast your mind back to Jackie Weaver and the Handforth Parish Council (notwithstanding the fact it’s recently been discovered that Jackie Weaver didn’t have actually have the authority, sea shanty TikTok, the Suez Canal scandal and Bernie Sander’s brown knitted mittens.
Despite us not even being half the way through 2022, the internet has blessed us with some already astounding memes this year, as well. In this article, we will take you through the highs and lows of the funniest memes of 2022 so far.
Who knew that a five-letter word game could cause ripples across the world? Seemingly overnight, Twitter and Facebook were flush with green boxes that told everyone how smart or not so smart they were.
To everyone not in on the Wordle hype, these boxes were absolute nonsense, but quite quickly even people’s grans were boasting about solving the word ‘query’ in two attempts.
Naturally, this spurned a lot of meme spin-offs with people photoshopping their Wordle scores into classic film and TV memes such as The 6th Sense’s ‘I see dead people’ and ‘lonely Pablo Escobar’ in Narcos.
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‘We all have the same 24 hours in a day’
Technically, yes, this is true. We all abide by the man-made construct of time. However, some people were quick to point out to former Love Island contestant Molly-Mae Hague (who made the comment on Diary of a CEO podcast) that not everyone is born with the same opportunities.
This ill-advised comment will go down in meme history that’s for sure, with Twitter retorting with lifestyle gems such as, ‘if you’re homeless, just go buy a house’.
Molly-Mae Hague was roasted pretty hard for at least a week (a long time in the internet world) but it’s interesting to note that a lot of male influencers (or entrepreneurs, as they usually like to be known) can often come out with stuff like this all the time without the same backlash.
The Will Smith and Chris Rock slap
The Oscars are usually a bit of a snoozefest, but not in 2022. There’s probably not one person on Earth that doesn’t know that Will Smith walked live on stage at the Oscars and slapped Chris Rock in the face, after hearing a tasteless joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.
There have already been the hottest of hot takes on all sides of the argument, calls for Will Smith to give his Oscar back, and even Judd Apatow tweeting that Will Smith ‘could have killed’ Chris Rock (not likely, Judd).
Whatever your stance on the matter, the one thing we can all agree on is that this moment is potentially the cultural pinnacle of 2022 meme trends. From Fresh Prince mashups to Hitch DVD covers, ‘The slap that was felt across the world’ is the meme that truly knows no limits.
However, as we are all well aware, the internet is a fickle beast. We laugh, turn and move on, looking for the next viral moment. The fact we are only a third of the way through the year means we still have plenty of memes on our phone screen horizon.