But that’s none of my business…..
One of my favourite memes of all times is the meme where Kermit the Frog is drinking tea. This meme was taken originally from a Lipton Tea commercial called “Be More Kermit” that was aired in 2014. The commercial depicts Kermit in a world where the other Muppets are angry, and after drinking some tea, he is more relaxed and caring to the public around him and in the end gets Miss Piggy.
The photo of the meme was taken from the commercial by an African Comedians on the Tumblr Blog, Kermit the Snitch. It then later made appearances on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. It became popular because it was a seen as a symbol for comedic brilliance coming from black communities on the internet. How ever there was some controversy over it when Stephanie Hays of Bustle Magazine said the meme was obscene and racist.
This is one of the first images posted on the Kermit the Snitch blog.
This meme was so popular because people enjoyed changing it and making sarcastic remarks based on social faux pas and throwing “shades” against certain situations.