People Who Have Become A Meme Reveal How It Has Affected Their Life

Fame always come with a price!

Fame is a tricky, tricky mistress. It can be intoxicating and make you crave it; until it ruins you or until it does you right. And thanks to cable television and the internet anyone can be famous for literally anything and nothing all at once. Who knew being a "Meme" could garner you a fan club? What does one do with that sort of fame.

Redditor u/AnswersOddQuestions wanted to hear from those who are part of Meme fame by asking.... People who have had their pictures end up as memes. How has it affected your life?

I wanna be Memed!

Dude... where's my Car?


My car has somehow ended up in a meme after i posted the original photo on reddit, gives me a laugh whenever i see it


You're THAT Kid! 

If anyone has seen the meme where seven people are calmly reading 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' books on Splash Mountain, I was the one reading Cabin Fever.

The pic was taken towards the end of my senior year of high school a couple months ago. Since then, I've been approached by fellow classmates who I haven't talked to in a long time exclaiming how cool that pic was.

It's also kind of weird seeing Reddit and Instagram comments talking about me despite never posting images of myself or either platform. It's still humbling to know that image floated around for some time though. Timtanium707

9 Months....

My sister is in girl with the Michelin man "9 months later" fat baby meme. She thinks it's funny. Chloedancer1234

I think it's this one: BeyondShadow

The Volley....

Someone took a picture of me "playing" volleyball and it pops up on here sometimes. I think it was during warmup when I was maybe 12 y.o. before a football practice. What kinda bugs me is that I do not know who took the pic or uploaded it.

The only way it really affected my life is that every time I get introduced to new people through my friends they go "oh you are that volleyball guy right?"

Yeah, #1 on google for volleyball fail 🙃 volleyballfailguy

Being of use.


Not me, but I went to school with the "They had us in the first half" meme that crops up a few times a month.

From what I could tell he took it relatively well and used his position of publicity to try and be a light in other people's lives. Top_Hat_Tomato


Not me, but couple of years back, my high school history teacher told our class that at some point during the early 2010s, he visited Olive Garden for some event. He was bored waiting, so to pass time he doodled on a "complete the picture" activity involving Julius Caesar.

After everything was over, he didn't bother to throw it away. Someone else photographed the picture and posted it on Reddit, thus starting the "Overqualified" meme. He told us that when he found out, he was simultaneously flattered and disturbed at the same time, and was somewhat disappointed about the people finding random problems with it (since it wasn't even intended to be posted online). NihilsticEgotist

Burn Baby Burn....

That meme of the little girl standing in front of the burning house goes to college with a close friend of mine now. apparently she is unkind. iatesquirtle

Well yeah, she burned down a damn house! sowhatchusayin

Disaster Girl? Refloni

DJ Epiphany! 

I was childhood friends with the, uh, epiphany guy? White guy with brown hair in the middle of a rave or dance that looks like he just realized something. I literally saw that meme hundreds of times over years and then one day I was showing a version of it to a friend of mine and he was like oh hey it's Will.

Mind. Blown. He's even wearing a shirt of a local skateboard company.

Edit: Oh right I completely forgot the point of the thread, rofl. I have zero clue how it affected him as we aren't in touch anymore. So far as I know he's a DJ now. Jopash

Meme gone Wrong. 

This thread reminded me of this meme:

The model in the picture (the woman on the left) apparently lost her job and almost committed suicide because of this meme. Aibeit

Head Swell....


My friend became the "hitchhiker with an axe" meme that'll occasionally pop up around the internet. The photo was taken on the highway near my house. When the picture ended up on the Colbert Report it only inflamed his ego.

Edit: This is what I'm referring to, not Kai. Sorry for the mix up.


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