Sean Hannity green meme

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Green Sean Hannity is the most watched, most trusted meme

It's not easy being green.


Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 26, 2018   Updated on May 22, 2021, 3:14 am CDT

Sean Hannity has mastered the art of the self-own. First, he had to quickly backpedal on his criticism of a New York Times story that said President Trump wanted to fire Robert Mueller, who was appointed to lead the investigation on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. After initially attacking the story on Fox News, he was forced to concede that, yes, sources do confirm that Trump planned to fire Mueller. The video of the whole incident was mocked on social media.

So how did Hannity respond to the criticism of his segment? He posted a photo of himself yelling at the camera—and he (or someone on his staff) altered the image to make his skin green. This was his caption for the tweet: “Also liberal sheep think I should run wild with @nytimes anonymous sources and not confirm myself. Sure, I trust @nytimes that put this picture on the cover of their magazine (I added the green).”

Yes, he added the green! Why? Who knows! Several people replied to the tweet asking why he chose to post an unflattering photo of himself, but Hannity has yet to respond. The original photograph was taken from a New York Times magazine profile on the Fox News host. And it wasn’t the only photo of Hannity in the story:

People compared the green Hannity photo to the Wicked Witch of the West.

And the titular character in The Mask.

And the Hulk.

Some people tweeted their own green-hued photos, along with the phrase “I added the green.”

And a lot of people were just really confused. Why would he post this photo? If only we knew what goes through his mind…

Clearly, it’s not easy being green.

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*First Published: Jan 26, 2018, 10:33 am CST