- The new ‘Hunger Games’ book paints President Snow as a hero—and people are not happy Tuesday 9:03 PM
- Influencer called out for ‘troubling image’ with Kenyan child Tuesday 8:18 PM
- Professor arrested for spending $185K of grant money on iTunes and strippers Tuesday 7:28 PM
- Man cuts his books in half to make them ‘portable,’ spurs online debate Tuesday 6:09 PM
- Fans defend Lana Del Rey after she was mocked for flying commercial Tuesday 5:10 PM
- Lady Gaga fans find alleged new song name in her website’s code Tuesday 4:42 PM
- Barstool Sports deletes anti-union tweets, blog post in settlement Tuesday 3:47 PM
- The ‘can have … as a treat’ meme has come full circle Tuesday 3:09 PM
- Joe Rogan says he’s voting for Bernie Sanders Tuesday 2:54 PM
- Woman spots mole in man’s TikTok video, saves him from cancer Tuesday 2:17 PM
- ‘You’ star confirms his character is queer and ‘never will be’ straight Tuesday 1:08 PM
- This Twitch streamer pooped his pants during a broadcast Tuesday 12:17 PM
- Apple’s iCloud encryption plan halted amid FBI pressure, report Tuesday 10:57 AM
- Glenn Greenwald charged with cybercrimes in Brazil Tuesday 10:48 AM
- BadBunny rips her fans for not sending her enough money Tuesday 10:06 AM
Juxtaposed headlines inspire Prince William/Robert Downey Jr. fanart
2 unfortunately juxtaposed headlines + 2 equally meme-worthy popular public figures = 1 insta-meme of great win.
At what point does Robert Downey Jr. become his own meme? The 47-year-old Avengers superstar has already become virtually synonymous with “Internet-approved.” But if nothing says “pinnacle of success” like an instant meme slashing you with the Prince of Great Britain, then today is the day RDJ has finally arrived.
The author of this meme isn’t known, but the punch line is simple:
2 unfortunately juxtaposed headlines
+ 2 equally meme-worthy popular public figures
= 1 insta-meme of great win.
(We’re pretty sure fanart in which the dishy heir to the British throne rescues Iron Man transcends math.)
This isn’t the first time Tumblr and its ilk have produced fanart based on meme-worthy images from the Internet, but it could be the first time royalty has been involved. RDJ, after all, has a lot more experience being the subject of fanart:
Which isn’t to say that the good Prince William hasn’t had his own brushes with fanmade memes …
… sort of.
So will this spawn a whole slashy meme series of RDJ saved by royalty? We hope so. But we’ll also settle for more hilarious headline fanart.
Artists of the interwebs, go to work!
Aja Romano is a geek culture reporter and fandom expert. Their reporting at the Daily Dot covered everything from Harry Potter and anime to Tumblr and Gamergate. Romano joined Vox as a staff reporter in 2016.