The Brief: Lyrics from Avril Lavigne's 2002 hit "Sk8r Boi are being used in memes on Twitter. The trend grew in popularity in early May 2020.
Avril Lavigne’s 2002 hit “Sk8er Boi” was a major moment in pop culture history. The punk singer helped usher in an era of pop-punk music along with a fashion trend involving teen girls sporting tank-tops and men’s ties. Her catchy song “Sk8er Boi” is referenced to this day, and is currently the subject of new memes on Twitter.
“He Was A Punk, She Did Ballet” and “Can I Make It Anymore Obvious” memes are circulating the app. These tweets typically feature memorable lines from the first verse along with a side-by-side photo of the said punk and the individual “doing” ballet. These tweets grew in popularity in early May 2020.
He was a boy
She was a girl
Can I make it any more obvious?
He was a punk
She did ballet
What more can I say?
He was a punk she did ballet pic.twitter.com/Cp7Ncdu35W
— mags⚡👻 (@fuxkingdeathwiz) May 13, 2020
He was a punk She did ballet pic.twitter.com/QIfL5jhCWM
— Amy G (@IsaidSoDidntI) May 14, 2020
he was a punk she did ballet pic.twitter.com/7DVKMVFMp8
— 𝔞𝔩𝔦𝔠𝔦𝔫𝔥𝔞 (@xacb_) May 13, 2020
He was a punk ; she did ballet- pic.twitter.com/8UomyTppXA
— chantal !! nsfr (@knxvessxrrows) May 13, 2020
There are also hilarious takes on the trend that are primarily a new spin on the lyrics.
he had a podcast she had an onlyfans can i make it anymore obvious
— koko (@KokonutRum) May 8, 2020
she cut her own bangs- he shaved his head. can i make it anymore obvious? 🎶
— Alexis “Bring Back Bunheads” Wilson (@sassyblackdiva) April 1, 2020
he was in quarantine
she was in quarantine
can I make it anymore obvious x
— becky (@bambinobecky) March 27, 2020
[Avril Lavigne voice]
They were a they, they were a them,
Can I make it anymore obvious?
— queerantine (@FeelingFisky) March 2, 2020
she’s strawberry kiwi
he’s pacific cooler
can i make it anymore obvious?
— torrential (@manicpanics) May 9, 2020
can I make it anymore obvious? pic.twitter.com/5epgnIJyMV
— Sarah Fletcher (@SarahFPoetry) March 1, 2020