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‘You were at my wedding Denise’ is the newest clapback for instant regret

Meghan McCain accidentally spawned the meme.


Alyse Stanley

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 26, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 4:15 pm CDT

It’s not often the internet gets a new “Becky,” “Felicia,” or other name so intertwined with a viral meme that it becomes shorthand for a clapback in itself. But last night, The View co-host Meghan McCain graced us with another when she said, “You were at my wedding Denise.”

Let’s back up a bit. According to BuzzFeed News, it started Monday night after conservative writer Denise McAllister tweeted a rant about the daytime talk show. She described it as “a roundtable of delusional mental midgets ricocheting ignorance and lack of emotional regulation.”

The post’s top comment and progenitor of this new meme? A response from McCain: “You were at my wedding Denise….”

Nearly 7,000 people have liked the seemingly truly hurt reply, and retweets of the exchange went viral. McAllister quickly backtracked her rancor, explaining that it was meant to be directed at the other “crazy” co-hosts despite McCain being featured in the cover image. But by that point, Twitter already had the newest addition to its lexicon.

From Game of Thrones to Julius Ceasar, “You were at my wedding Denise…” instantly became the best caption to a range of tragic moments and iconic images.

One Twitter user postulated it could replace a similar clapback popularized by the fast food queen of Twitter burns: Wendy’s.

For now though, one thing’s certain: The name Denise has a whole new context it never asked for. Thank you, Meghan!


H/T BuzzFeed News

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*First Published: Mar 26, 2019, 6:42 pm CDT