The Brief: Mayor Lightfoot memes are popping up on social media due to her strict policies regarding social distancing and quarantine. The memes serve as a reminder that she is always watching.
Local government officials took safety precautions concerning the spread of Coronavirus into their own hands by creating mandates that required locals to stay inside and practice social distancing. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is known for her serious expression and strict orders on staying inside. She’s admitted to driving around and chastising locals she sees hanging out in large groups. Her no-nonsense approach to the pandemic became a source of joy for many, leading to a slew of Mayor Lightfoot memes on social media.
The first meme on Mayor Lightfoot was posted on Facebook on March 26 by Danny Martinez, according to Forbes. It pictured using a stone-faced photo of Lightfoot from a March 20th press conference. She was photoshopped into five different locations, including a lakefront and a park, to remind locals to stay home.
Man y’all made us lose our lakefront privileges. Got da Lightfoot OUT HERE out here enforcing😂😂MORE TO COME! Follow instagram @whereslightfoot
Posted by Danny Martinez on Thursday, March 26, 2020
She captured the hearts of many when she released an amusing public service announcement called #StayHomeSaveLives on March 30 on Twitter. The video received 367,000 views, 13,000 likes, and 4,600 retweets.
I don’t have much time to myself these days, but I felt I needed to make sure everyone knows how I feel about this Stay at Home Order. Which one motivates you the most to stay at home? #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/pDbCdySMQk
— Mayor Lightfoot #StayHomeSaveLives (@chicagosmayor) March 30, 2020
More memes began to circulate in early April (and have continued to trend on social media) as a reminder that Mayor Lightfoot is always watching.
Might be a fave. pic.twitter.com/CMK0nGSGZh
— Andrea Faye Hart (@lenifaye) April 11, 2020
These Lori Lightfoot memes are so hilarious 🤣🤣🤣😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/IIhmL563nZ
— Jason Knight (@jasonskyknight) April 2, 2020
These memes tho 🤣@chicagosmayor #StayHome #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/i57LC14Psg
— JG Gomez (@anartisanthing) April 3, 2020
this is all i have to say 😌 Lori Lightfoot Memes 😂 pic.twitter.com/vyfUeBcsPe
— emily (@emily_grandtt) April 9, 2020
Lori Lightfoot memes > Tiger King memes pic.twitter.com/Eio1bWZNL3
— Matt Marque (@mattmarque) April 4, 2020
One individual even turned the meme into a real-life cardboard cutout.
Oh my. We got a winner in Portage Park. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/MdaCeHOAb3
— City of Chicago (@chicago) April 3, 2020
Twitter users also shared Mayor Lightfoot memes to keep them from binge eating.
Mayor Lightfoot has joined in on the fun, even retweeting some of her favorites.
Ok, who did this? https://t.co/q6weof9Aiu
— Mayor Lightfoot #StayHomeSaveLives (@chicagosmayor) April 4, 2020
Just a friendly reminder from your Auntie to stay home. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/RpX4tgRx2i
— Mayor Lightfoot #StayHomeSaveLives (@chicagosmayor) April 10, 2020