Meme of the Week is a series used to explain and dive further into the meme itself. Each week, a new meme will be chosen to be examined and explained. The meme of the week today is “is this a pigeon?”, a popular meme that became widely known in early 2018.
Memes will be chosen to be examined and explained. The meme of the week today is “is this a pigeon?”, a popular meme that became widely known in early 2018.
The “is this a pigeon?” meme originates from a 90’s Japanese TV series “The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird”, where the main character Yutaro Katori, who is an android, accidentally calls a butterfly a pigeon. The screenshot was first posted on Tumblr in 2011 but didn’t become widespread until the beginning of 2018.
The whole purpose or point of the meme is to misplace one thing as another in a relatable way. It can be used in a harmless way, but it’s more popular to use the meme in a way that is inappropriate and often making fun of something or someone else. Many people use this meme as a way of self-deprecation and making fun of themselves, which is especially popular among teens and young adults. It is used as an outlet for many people in a variety of different ways, for example, making fun of themselves, others, celebrities, tv shows, and people on the internet as a way to express themselves.
Usually, a meme stops being relevant within a month, sometimes in as short of a time as a week, and the “is this a pigeon?” meme lasted about a month, meaning it was well used and liked. Still, it is used and referenced in conversation today.