Harambe, a gorilla from the Cincinnati Zoo, was killed due to a boy falling into his enclose. The gorilla didn’t show any aggression towards the child but zoo keepers still found it necessary to kill the animal, thus making the media explode to a toward animal activism and to the hilarious memes of the internet.
These memes are hilarious but also subtly give a message. Yes, most are highly outrageous but they are so outrageous that they get the attention of others and get people to promote their message. I personally like all these Harambe memes, I mean I think they are quite entertaining. The Harambe memes are everywhere, all over Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and most other social media sites. Harambe memes have become a fad but this isn’t the first time we’ve seen public disasters become social media memes. For example, to the serious side of the “Bush did 9/11” memes or to lighter side of Kermit the Frog’s “But that’s none of my business” memes. The memes vary but they all are recognized and add laughter to things that we normally wouldn’t laugh at. This cynical humor has become normal to us and to our generation, where in decades before us, we wouldn’t be laughing, but crying.
The truth is today we laugh more and don’t take life as seriously, which can be good, but also bad in some respects. I think for me personally its healthy to have respect but also know when to laugh. I think this generation just needs to find a balance, one that can have some level of respect, but also have fun with things. But this is our generation, “OUR”, meaning we own it and we are the only ones to change it. So for Harambe, lets come together and make this generation something to be proud of.