It's a widely known saying – do enough unto others, and eventually they will meme unto you.
Okay, so maybe that's not the actual saying, and also, maybe (just maybe) those words don't make any sense. The point is, piss people off enough, and it won't be long before they turn you into an unflattering meme with just enough of a semblance of believability that other people will believe it and come after you for it.
Fox News contributor and noted rabble-rouser Tomi Lahren was the subject of one such meme this holiday weekend.
@TomiLahren @FoxNews @seanhannity #PoliticalCorrectness #liberal #snowflake https://t.co/PSj4FQzbIQ— Sam (@Sam)1486595313.0
Congrats, @BarackObama, on apparently creating Seinfeld https://t.co/5g2t7eYDHj— jordan (@jordan)1514089269.0
lol i photoshoped this https://t.co/kg0oZwZW8J— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) December 24, 2017
no, it is not real. stop asking. https://t.co/cAcST46N8r— Timothy Burke (@Timothy Burke)1514090935.0
Ok, so can we now all agree that this woman is either batshit crazy or that she will say anything for money? https://t.co/XoIjz2ymI5— jason alexander (@jason alexander)1514278137.0
please tell me this is real— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) December 24, 2017
Yet more others found it interesting that people did not doubt the tweet's veracity.
Ok the Tomi Lahren festivus image that is circulating isn't real.... right?— Aidan Quigley (@QuigleyAidan) December 24, 2017
My fav part of "Tomi Lahren says Obama created Festivus" is how many ppl found it so utterly believable.— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) December 25, 2017
The Tomi Lahren festivus picture is fake but it says so much about her that people thought it was real.— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) December 25, 2017
You idiots think this is real? Have you nothing better to do than photoshop fake news? Get a hobby. Go for a walk. Do something. Good Lord. https://t.co/tAVh7Vy3n0— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) December 24, 2017
Does it not bother you to circulate a photoshopped piece of FAKE NEWS? Classy. https://t.co/hvwdgwPkd2— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) December 24, 2017
While her exasperation was undeniably justified, other people had thoughts.
Hello there, do you realize you are circulating fake news? Not very professional Dr. Allen but by all means please tell me how stupid you think I am... https://t.co/qlg4RzTEFP— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) December 24, 2017
What's the matter @TomiLahren ? You can dish it out, but you can't take it? I'm sorry, are you feeling triggered? Do you need a safe space?— CERDA! (@StephenCerda) December 25, 2017