At the moment, the Internet is full of all kinds of iconic memes featuring different people and animals from all over the world. Real people and animals with their very real lives. Yes, this is a simple and fairly obvious fact, but to be completely honest, I rarely think about it when using these memes in my daily life.
What are the names of these famous meme characters? How did their photos go viral? Was it intentional? And most importantly, what do these Internet legends look like now? Would we be able to recognize them if we were lucky enough to see them on the street? Let’s talk about all this today. Without further ado, Bored Panda invites you to scroll down the page and see what your favorite celebrity memes look like right now. And, as always, don’t forget to vote for your favorites.
Success Kid (Sam Griner) The meme was born in 2007 after Lainie Griner posted a picture of her son Sam trying to eat sand on Flickr. 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, Lainie Greener 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 “Successful Child” meme was created, and the woman accepted it. Since then, the photo has appeared in various advertisements, appeared on Hot Topic T-shirts, Xbox splash screens, and more.