April 12th, 2017 – Unless you’ve been unconscious from a head injury the past week, you’ve heard about the nightmare situation at United Airlines. You’ve read the articles. You’ve heard the hot-takes. You’ve seen the unsettling video. What’s seemed to almost overtake it all, though, are the jokes, memes and photoshop exhibits.
While those on the inside of the debacle are having to approach the incident and the consequences with a serious lens, those on the outside are able to dive in with no filter.
People have drawn inspiration from, well, everything: the movie Airplane, the TV show The Walking Dead, airline slogans, the 2016 presidential race and even the “cash me outside” girl. Scroll through the top 20 memes responding to United’s aggressive removal of a passenger.