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Everyone is responding to an armed robber in this Twitter meme

Continue hiding under the bed….or respond?

 

Siobhan Ball

Internet Culture

A new variation on the find “X” in a crowd meme—where you shout something the person you’re looking for would find offensive and need to correct—is sweeping Twitter. Similar to the shave and a haircut bit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the meme format involves a person hiding under the bed from an armed robber. The robber says something that the person can’t help but respond to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWdCQqAJxS0

‘Armed Robber’ memes

The meme seems to have started in late August, with this tweet by user @Real_jeaflex.

Quite a lot of the ones that came next also feature song lyrics, often from songs with particular resonance for age or cultural groups.

https://twitter.com/bkerogers/status/1168579165957906434

People are also sharing their professional pet peeves.

https://twitter.com/biochembelle/status/1168702828941996032

https://twitter.com/alaskakik/status/1168828666609930240

Including Dr. Jen Gunter, the internet’s favorite gynaecologist (don’t read the follow-up comments, people are gross).

Grammar came up a lot, because if there’s one thing people like to be persnickety about on the internet, it’s grammar.

And naturally, Fandom Twitter got in on it.

https://twitter.com/danniK80/status/1168837254971891713

Then there were the more personal ones.

https://twitter.com/candyperfumeb0y/status/1168837577392173057

Some of which are pretty relatable, even if you’re not a skin bitch or cat person.

Plus a quick jab at internet reply guys.

https://twitter.com/crkmccabe/status/1168835332181307393

There’s still time to get on this yourself so go ahead and tweet what would get you out from under the bed.

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