The Brief: A video of Jason DeRulo crawling on the floor during an interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show went viral and became a meme on Twitter.
Singer and TikToker Jason DeRulo starred in 2019’s critically defamed movie Cats, alongside Idris Elba, Dame Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and so many others. The star-studded cast attended “cat school” to learn how to harness the power of their inner feline. While DeRulo was on a press run for the film in November 2019, he stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show and gave Kelly Clarkson and fellow guest Nicole Byer a “cat school” demonstration.
On May 9, Twitter user @Leeban shared a clip of DeRulo crawling on the floor with the caption, “I see this in my dreams.” The video began to circulate quickly, amassing over 2 million views. It instantly became a meme.
I see this in my dreams pic.twitter.com/foAg5rX69n
— leeban (@jungcoon) May 10, 2020
Many made cat jokes.
my crush: cats are my favorite animals
— eddy ⛵️ (@edjiggy) May 11, 2020
my cat trying to figure out what’s wrong with me when i start talking to myself pic.twitter.com/htjVGcQeux
— www.notlaurissa.com (@dynamicartistt) May 11, 2020
me auditioning to be in the tiger king movie pic.twitter.com/ZJsyFjOfHq
— ethan (@ethanshumjr) May 11, 2020
Some made jokes about sneaking around.
This is how I enter the TL pic.twitter.com/tHOIjmkmcc
— 🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥 (@diasgusting) May 11, 2020
this was me trying to find my DS in my moms room late night https://t.co/TT4smsSJh2
— matthew (@32guapo) May 10, 2020
me gettin up at 4am for leftover chicken strips pic.twitter.com/5GTXTCCXkB
— 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘪 ⁷ ·˚ ༘ nsfr (@slutkoo) May 11, 2020
Me looking under my sofa for the remote pic.twitter.com/ZtoRZ4RO1Q
— Brotha Kerm✊🏾 (@StoneColdKerm) May 11, 2020
And, others associated DeRulo’s stealthy movements to what they’ll be doing once quarantine is over.
Me at the hotel room when lockdown is over pic.twitter.com/0bfYkz90Lp
— . (@BodegaaCat) May 11, 2020
Me when they open outside back up
— GEEK MONSTER (@W3EEEEED) May 11, 2020
where the girls at?😏😝 pic.twitter.com/1vbT1aE3En
— jas (@SL8TERR) May 11, 2020
male strippers: pic.twitter.com/owLHmAwzSJ
— Roni || two years of PERIOD (@city_girls305) May 11, 2020
When she’s into pet play pic.twitter.com/UeJ6Y7vIea
— Miss Dini (@4theloveofDini) May 11, 2020