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‘Hamilton’ memes are taking over TikTok

'Hamilton' is all the rage on TikTok.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 22, 2020

Hamilton’s release on Disney+ earlier this month brought Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical back to the forefront. And while we did plenty of watching, rewatching, litigating the discourse, and memeing, Hamilton TikToks are taking it to a whole new level.

The Hamilton original Broadcast cast album has long been a source for TikTok users to use as a jumping-off point. But now creators are looping in the filmed version of the staged show as well.

For instance, King George III’s main song, “You’ll Be Gone,” which already received the meme treatment during the first weekend thanks to star Jonathan Groff, has been the subject of many a TikTok, whether creators are using the spittle or the character itself.

The first song of the musical, “Alexander Hamilton,” is even sparking crossovers from other fandoms like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Harry Potter. As it turns out, the lyrics “We, fought with him, Me, I died for him, Me, I trusted him, Me, I loved him, And me, I’m the damn fool that shot him (shot him, shot him)” can apply to a lot of fictional stories.


You also have some people who claim that they’re watching Hamilton for the “plot” while their TikToks show the real draw of the show.


Some people even tried to pull off lip-syncing to a duet on their own with the help of a marker and a makeup remover wipe.


But the most relatable TikTok? The ones that feature just how many emotions we have while watching Hamilton.

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*First Published: Jul 22, 2020, 1:49 pm CDT