The Brief: Memes of actress Debby Ryan's role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Radio Rebel have been circulating on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram.


Memes of actress Debby Ryan’s over-the-top facial expressions from Radio Rebel and other movies are all over the internet. From out of context Hannah Montana memes to SpongeBob traveling the world in drag, people love to reminisce about media from their tweens and teens via memes.

Memes featuring Debby Ryan in Radio Rebel and other beloved but cringey movies combine nostalgia and playful roasts of some of her exaggerated acting moments. A popular iteration of these memes pairs a clip of Ryan making a flirtatious and coy face in Radio Rebel with relatable captions.


Debby Ryan’s Response

Debby Ryan took these jokes well, tweeting “I was serious about my craft from a young age and studied technique alongside Roxanne from A Goofy Movie.”

Stan Twitter Memes

Stan Twitter has its own take on these memes, pairing Debby Ryan’s facial expression with similar ones from other celebrities, and adding text that implies the two are saying “hello” to each other.

Radio Rebel TikTok Memes

On TikTok, people are reenacting Debby Ryan’s memorable scenes, revealing how ridiculous some of them seen.


HEY DEBORAH!!! #fyp #debby #debbyryan

♬ original sound – Boclarke


No matter what show, we will always find you Deborah Ann Ryan😌 #foyoupage #neverfitin #learnfromme #debbyryan

♬ let us get funky – ok omar


Since we’re all dragging TF out of this movie😂 #fyp #foryou #radiorebel #debbyryan

♬ origineel geluid – Xx.singacc.xx



♬ original sound – Emily😶‍🌫️

Other mutations of these memes include heavily edited mashup videos on Instagram.