The newest SpongeBob meme shows Mr. SquarePants traveling the globe and arriving at exotic destinations dressed in traditional (or more accurately cliche) versions the local garb. To add to the effect some people add stereotypical music from each culture, giving the whole thing a “clueless American tourist” vibe.
timothée chalamet stans after putting the accent mark in timothée https://t.co/wAfL8wqm6m
— kyra (@qhantomthread) June 1, 2019
The meme seems to have started on May 31 when Twitter user @DlXlENORMOUS posted an image of a French SpongeBob in front of the Eiffel Tower along with the caption “#NewProfilePic”
Soon other people began creating their own versions.
Beyoncé: Coachella, you READY?!
— keyoncé 🗿⁷ (@heyitzkennedi) June 2, 2019
First you had French spongebob, then Spanish spongebob, then British spongebob, now you have Nicki Minaj spongebob. Don’t lets this flop! pic.twitter.com/UvxpIFsr1F
— peppa pig (페파피그) stan account (@peppablink) June 2, 2019
A lot of people used the opportunity to mock cultural appropriation.
how y’all act after taking one sociology class https://t.co/sDBcoouz9V
— ᶜᵒⁿˢᵗᵃⁿᵗⁱⁿᵉ (@greenIight) June 2, 2019
straight white liberal girls who like to fetishize gay men https://t.co/I8Gy0COJ2k
— raine (@ohsotenderly) June 3, 2019
But don’t worry. Game of Thrones memes aren’t dead just yet. One of the funniest versions of the meme shows Ayra Stark discovering what’s “west of Westeros”.
arya stark when she arrives west of westeros and discovers america pic.twitter.com/lqhxSrnWiT
— damaris (@elioperlsman) June 2, 2019
And, of course, it wasn’t long before things started getting weird.
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— ً (@chrsdle) June 3, 2019
My head after seeing all the spongebob memes pic.twitter.com/cGOohaM6h3
— 𝐑ä𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐥 ;) (@sistxr_) June 2, 2019
Turns out it’s a SpongeBob world after all.
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