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After viral smackdown, Twisted Tea memes are everywhere

Even Dave Matthews Band has been dragged into the Twisted Tea memes.

Dec 31, 2020, 1:34 pm*

Internet Culture

 

Audra Schroeder

If you’ve noticed a lot more Twisted Tea content lately, it’s because the hard ice tea beverage is now a meme—thanks to a smack seen around the world.

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The meme originated after an incident recorded at an Elyria, Ohio, convenience store, which went viral right before Christmas. After enduring harassment and racial slurs from a drunk white guy, a Black man smashed a can of Twisted Tea across his face.

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The possible identity of the man who took a can to the face (as well as several punches after that) was floated on Twitter, but the meme is more concerned with the can of Twisted Tea being utilized as a weapon. In this case, against a racist. But people found other timely ways to use it.

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It really blew up on TikTok, emphasizing how essential movement is to the Twisted Tea meme.

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It doesn't look like Twisted Tea has tried to jump on the memes yet, but it's getting the kind of promotion companies can't buy. I mean, look at this piece of cinema.

And this fake Netflix poster.

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Also getting free promotion: Dave Matthews Band.

https://twitter.com/Starscream35/status/1344062033143201794
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*First Published: Dec 31, 2020, 1:28 pm