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‘This gave me a genuine belly laugh,’ the actor wrote.
In a wonderful turn of events, Chris Evans has seen the Black Twitter memes about him—and he loves them!
This gave me a genuine belly laugh. https://t.co/BOmC7JUUdV
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 3, 2019
The tweet Evans acknowledged was a video combining all the memes which had been made about him in recent weeks, set to “Act Up” by City Girls.
The original meme, which appears to have existed for a few weeks, began to spread rapidly after Evans appeared on a show and stated he was unfamiliar with “Black Twitter.” A user then called him out on his statement, attaching various photoshopped images of the movie star wearing items commonly associated with African American culture.
I listened to an interview recently where Chris Evans said he didn't know what Black Twitter was which is deeply unfortunate because now he can't see the beauty that is all these memes of him pic.twitter.com/K6SdDROVZa
— Fiona Applebum 🍎 (@WrittenByHanna) May 31, 2019
Shortly after, everyone on the internet began to follow suit and made memes out of some of the actor’s Avengers co-stars.
— THE INTHICCABLE HULK (@Steph_I_Will) June 2, 2019
"Ya'll thought!" pic.twitter.com/G9WDU2XBEe
— Him: How You Doing? Me: OPotassium (@_VirgoRoyalty) June 1, 2019
Congratulations, Chris, you now join a long list of actors turned into memes by Black Twitter. You can now wear your Twitter verification badge with honor.
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Dominic-Madori Davis is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California. She covers the internet, politics, and social issues.