Time and again, Netizens have turned something random into a viral sensation overnight. Ever wondered what exactly catches their fancy? Well, it sure is hard to guess. While some photos and videos are justified for their peculiarity — like the recent photo of Donald Trump shared by German Chancellor Angela Merkel from G7 summit that got meme-makers rolling — others are not.
Remember their obsession with bad stock photos? The craze for another such viral photo doesn’t seem to die anytime soon. The meme in question is that of the ‘Unfaithful/Distracted Boyfriend’ that ruled 2017. While initially it was about relating it to various situations and giving it quirky twists, people later started spotting similar photos from the past. Now, Charlie Chaplin seems to have joined the bandwagon.
Confused, right? Well it happened when someone came across a similar still, where Chaplin is looking at a woman passing by, even as another lady accompanies him.
I’m very sorry for this, but… pic.twitter.com/iewtkmUmkG
— Peter Goldberg (@peeto_g) June 11, 2018
Soon, Tweeple went crazy sharing the image and couldn’t stop obsessing over it. However, to make it look exactly similar, someone even ‘fixed it’ by flipping it.
There, fixed it pic.twitter.com/HYHAqp9aq9
— Tom Ryan (@tomdryan) June 11, 2018
Holy wow. Chaplain did memes first. pic.twitter.com/zeQmHNjxCl
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) June 11, 2018
— Diana (@BrukDiana) June 11, 2018
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
— Dallas Campbell (@dallascampbell) June 11, 2018
And even before you know it, it led to another round of “unfaithful boyfriend” memes — this time, featuring the celebrated actor-director. Sample these:
— Ken Webster Jr (@ProducerKen) June 11, 2018
— Prentis Ryan Snead (@pRyanSnead) June 11, 2018
sorry if this has been done pic.twitter.com/lAFSceiBLj
— salad gravy (@bragool) June 11, 2018
— Jeff ♨️ Darcy (@Obdurodon) June 11, 2018
— Kris Kerzman (@kriskerzman) June 11, 2018
OMG bis :
— Th Barnaudt (@tbarnaud) June 11, 2018
— Matt (@JaxMatt) June 11, 2018
— Not Devyn (@TheOldYeezy) June 12, 2018
— Law Turley (@Treacle_A) June 11, 2018
— panini head (@12nds) June 11, 2018
The clip is from Charlie Chaplin’s 1922 film Pay Day, and you can watch the entire film on YouTube. For those interested, here’s a smaller clip:
Seen another version of this “unfaithful boyfriend” meme elsewhere? Tell us in the comments below.