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?

There are also hilarious takes on the trend that are primarily a new spin on the lyrics.