Rick Perry in Saudi Arabia

Rick Perry in Saudi Arabia

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Rick Perry in Saudi Arabia refers to a series of jokes, image macros and references to a series of pictures of Rick Perry in the country of Saudi Arabia. One picture in particular, of Perry sitting barefoot on sand dunes, received significant attention online.


On December 4th, 2017, Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid A. Al-Falih tweeted [1] a series of pictures from United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry's visit to the country. Pictures feature the two spending time together, as well as one picture (shown below) of Perry sitting barefoot in the desert. The tweet received more than 900 retweets and 1,000 likes in less than two days.

Tweets by Khalid Al Falih of energy secretary Rick Perry barefoot on the Saudi sand


Within 24 hours of the pictures appearing online, people began posting jokes about Perry. Twitter[2] user @GMPaiella tweeted the picture with the caption "Rick Perry's an Instagram Thot now." The post (shown below, left) received more than 440 retweets and 2,500 likes in less than 24 hours. Twitter[3] user @AnthonyAdragna tweeted, "Guys, I think @SecretaryPerry might drop an album." The post (shown below, center) received more than 800 retweets and 3,300 likes in 24 hours. Twitter user @K_Hubbs tweeted, "Rick Perry chilling on a sand dune in Saudi Arabia is the level of chill I aspire to be." The tweet (shown below, right) received more than 30 retweets and 130 likes in 24 hours.

On December 5th, Twitter[6] published a Moments page to archive the reaction to the tweet.

Tweet joking that Rick Perry is an Instagram Thot right now Tweet that Rick Perry looks like he is about to drop an album Tweet joking that Rick Perry chilling in Saudi Arabia is the level of chill he aspires to reach

On December 5th, Redditor [5] Kraken107 posted the picture in the the subreddit /r/photoshopbattles. Redditor idioshoops posted a picture of Perry on a boat in the water entitled "Adrift until the next election" (shown below).

Photoshop of Rick Perry adrift at sea on his raft

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Star Wars spoiler joking that Rick Perry gets stranded on sand planet Man, I wish Rick Perry and his Jar Jar Binks feet really did live on Tatooine.
don't worry middle earth, rick perry's got the ring and he's on his way to mordor Rick Perry got those LaCienega Boulevardez feetses

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