As the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and many other media outlets have exhaustively reported, Facebook‘s 240,000-strong garlic bread memes community has been torn asunder by—no surprise here—a controversial garlic bread meme. And here it is:
Banana bread memes are never transphobic, unlike garlic bread memes
These are wholesome memes for the whole gender spectrum.
We could get into how this meme is adapted from conservative arguments against LGBT rights (as the Post noted), or how one of the page admins professes to believe that gender is a binary (as BuzzFeed discovered), or how the garlic bread memes group is laughing their asses off as the media struggles to explain its drama.
I’ll be honest, though: I don’t give a shit what these edgy 15-year-olds think garlic bread can or can’t tell us about the fluidity of human experience. Garlic bread may be delicious, but garlic bread memes have always been garbage, and their reactionary turn has only shed light on this ugly fact.
I submit that instead of dissecting or fighting about garlic bread memes, we should be celebrating their sworn enemy: banana bread memes.
Make no mistake: Banana bread is fucking disgusting. It’s exactly as gross as garlic bread is addictive. I can barely stand to imagine a warm loaf of banana bread stinking up my oven. But because I am a mature adult, I can separate the bread from the meme. And banana bread memes are dank.