The unveiling of the new Obama portraits at the National Portrait Gallery on Monday has sparked the creation of several hilarious memes. In this day in age, it’s almost impossible for things to not become memes. That’s why it’s no surprise that Twitter reacted to the portraits with the creation of such.
The portraits, which were created by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, have been receiving praise across the board. While absolutely beautiful, that didn’t stop the internet from having their idea of fun.
wait no sean wat are you doing pic.twitter.com/bLABp3wq4E
— delrayser (@delrayser) February 12, 2018
— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair (@senatorshoshana) February 12, 2018
Is anyone else getting a Beyoncé vibe off Obama’s portrait? pic.twitter.com/FkcNVIVtte
— Surlymom (@Surly_Mom) February 12, 2018
— Camilo Caffi (@caffi07) February 12, 2018
Whose idea was it to have Obama surrounded by Bushes for a portrait? pic.twitter.com/6iN2yBVwjZ
— Matt’s Idea Shop (@MattsIdeaShop) February 12, 2018
ok betsy pic.twitter.com/ol5PPxSwBy
— darth:™ (@darth) February 12, 2018
Introducing the new line: Barry, by Tommy Bahama pic.twitter.com/wbs4fn8Pt7
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) February 12, 2018
All jokes aside, the Obama portraits are still amazing. What other President’s portrait could have been a meme? Only the coolest President could have such an honor.
by Melinda Janay for Blavity