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Harambe's Personal Photographer Opens Up About His Viral Images And The Gorilla's Iconic Memes On The Fifth Anniversary Of His Death
Back in 2016, wildlife photographer Jeff McCurry developed a close friendship with Harambe before his death, and some of his images went on to become viral meme formats in recent years. We sat down with him to discuss memes and learn more about the gorilla behind them as we approach the five-year anniversary of the event.
Smudge The Cat And His Owner Give Us The Full Scoop On How He Became An Internet Star And The ‘Woman Yelling At Cat’ Meme
We catch up with Smudge's owner, Miranda Stillabower, to learn how he became an internet star and retrace Smudge’s rise from humble rescue cat to one of the biggest memes of the 2010s.
Lazerbot, The Creator Of 'Tails Gets Trolled', Reveals The History Of The Legendary Webcomic
We sat down with the writer of arguably the wildest webcomic in internet history to discuss how the comic got started, why he left it, and if it was always intended to be the "so bad its good" masterpiece it's known as today.
After Nearly A Decade, 10 Guy Reveals His Identity As We Sit Down With The Man Behind The Meme To Hear Connor Sinclair’s Full Account Of The Image
In his first exclusive interview, Connor Sinclair sits down to divulge the full story behind the famous 10 Guy meme as we catch up with him to find out what was truly going on behind the scenes of the classic photo.
Me Gusta’s Creator Reveals The Untold Origin Story Of The Iconic Rage Face And How Her Identity Was Stolen By An NFT Scammer Trying To Profit Off Her Meme
We sit down with May Oswald, the original creator of Me Gusta, to hear more about her Rage Face, how it truly went viral, and how an impersonator recently tried to scam the crypto art world with a fake NFT of her meme.
Bradeazy, The ‘CEO Of Trade Offers,’ Sits Down To Discuss How He Became One Of 2021’s Most Viral Memes And What’s Next For His Content
We caught up with Bradeazy from the Trade Offer meme to see how it all came together, what he thinks of having his face in memes all around the internet, as well as more about who he is and what he’s planning next.
Allison Harvard Of The ‘Creepy Chan’ Meme Explains How She Went From ‘Queen Of 4chan’ To ‘America’s Next Top Model’
Artist and model Allison Harvard revisits the days of Creepy Chan 16 years later as we explore how the meme affected her life and career, as well as what she’s been up to since.
Laney Griner, Mother Of ‘Success Kid,’ Recaps How Her Photo Became A Viral Sensation 14 Years Later
Laney and Sam Griner from the Success Kid meme travel back to 2007 when the image was originally captured, what they've been up to since, and everything in-between.
Nathan Allebach Behind The Legendary Steak-umm Twitter Reveals How The Brand Immersed Itself In Internet Culture And Avoided Becoming ‘How Do You Do Fellow Kids?’
While the vast majority of brands on social media who post memes find themselves mercilessly ridiculed, Steak-umm has managed to succeed against all odds. We spoke with Allebach, who runs the Steak-umm Twitter, to figure out exactly how they managed to pull it off.
Adele Morse, Taxidermist Who Created The ‘Stoned Fox’ Meme, Shares The Tale Of Her Creation And How She Almost Became A Russian Fugitive
Back in 2012, Morse received a dead fox and decided to give it a new take on life, thus inadvertently creating the Stoned Fox. Her creation sent her on a whirlwind journey of insane events, so we caught up with her to dig into the full backstory of the meme.