“Before the #Liberals” Meme Trolls Actor With Wacky Monuments
President Donald Trump’s comments on Charlottesville during a press conference Tuesday in Trump Tower were remarkable…in the worst way possible.
Not only did Trump equate the counter-protesters (whom he labeled the “alt-left”) to the torch-carrying nazis, but he defended the white nationalists and expressed sympathy for their demonstration against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
“This week it’s Robert E. Lee,” Trump told reporters. “I notice that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down,” he added, referring to another famous Confederate commander.
“I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”
Many were appalled by the statements, but there were some–like former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke–who praised the president. However, it was a tweet from actor James Woods likening the toppling of a racist statue to the destruction of democracy that inspired a massive meme clap back.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 14, 2017
“Before the #liberals find a reason to deface, destroy or degrade this one, I thought some of you might like to see it one more time…,” read the the tweet, which was paired with a photo of the Marine Corps War Memorial.
Awed by the sheer ridiculousness of such a tweet, it didn’t take long for the “#liberals” to swipe Woods’ caption and troll him with his own words. Here are some of my favorites:
Michael Jackson and Bubbles Sculpture
— Heidi Hits Children (@heiditron3000) August 15, 2017
Man Assaulting Creepy Green Babies
— Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa) August 15, 2017
This Bronze Bust of Cristiano Ronaldo
— Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) August 15, 2017
A Giant Butt Plug
— Goth Ms. Frizzle (@spookperson) August 15, 2017
This Lindsay Lohan Wax Figure That Tried to Impersonate Beyoncé
— corey (@corey4evrfamous) August 15, 2017
And Who Could Forget This Gem…
— Victor Vega (@Cpt_ShitPost) August 16, 2017
The compilation of wacky sculpture memes managed to make light of the monument debate, but don’t count on a ceasefire from either side. Confederate-era symbols were removed overnight in Baltimore, and a plaque honoring Robert E. Lee was taken down in Brooklyn on Wednesday.