Harambe, Dat Boi, and the summer of memes

As summer winds down, let’s look back at two memes we just couldn’t quit: Harambe and Dat Boi. What can we learn from their senseless deaths? Is there a line between sincerity and performative irony online? Just how many dicks have been out for Harambe?

Unclick editor Miles Klee and weekend editor April Siese join me to discuss this and more.  

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.