Is This Your King?

Is This Your King?

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Updated Feb 20, 2019 at 04:30PM EST by Brad.

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Is This Your King? is a line from Black Panther which the villainous character Killmonger cries while fighting the main character, T'Challa. A screenshot of the scene is popularly shared on Twitter with different captions turning "Is This Your King?" into a snowclone.


The line appeared in the trailer for Black Panther (shown below).

On March 20th, 2018, Twitter[1] user @TheyWant_Nolan tweeted a screenshot of the scene with the caption, "Is this your spring?!?!?" The post (shown below) received more than 20,000 retweets and 41,400 likes in two days.



Following the post, people on Twitter began using the image and the phrasal template "Is This Your X?" Twitter[2] user @VizyLarence tweeted "Bills: Is this your paycheck?" The post (shown below, left) received more than 24,000 retweets and 36,000 likes in 24 hours. Over the next several hours, more users shared variations of the meme (examples below, center and right).

Bills: Is this your paycheck?! Exams: IS THIS YOUR GPA? S THIS YOUR SLEEP SCHEDULE

On March 27th, 2018, Daily Dot[3] covered the spread of the meme. In the article, they included a tweet by @Phil_Lewis_ which showed a cat dressed as Killmonger (shown below).

Philip Lewis @Phil_Lewis Follow Is this your king?!

Various Examples

Matthew A. Cherry @MatthewACherry FollowY Apple Music: Is this your last $9.99 before payday?! Jo @Just JOrdan Follow My period: "Is this your uterus?" Follow Pickle Rick @Prem_ peh Exam paper: Is this your brain?! Followv @DAREDEVIIS me: h lush employee: is THIS your first time here? LUSH quinta b.e @quintabrunson Follow Me trying to tweet from a coffee shop: IS THIS YOUR WIFI? Follow ) This Woman @KingThandie Time: IS THIS YOUR PRODUCTIVITY???

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