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.

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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.

https://twitter.com/m0hamedk01/status/1257142009330126854

https://twitter.com/ciarrasanchez1/status/1257476213561602049

 

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.”

https://twitter.com/DebbyRyan/status/1255919417986187269?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1255919417986187269&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.teenvogue.com%2Fstory%2Fdebby-ryan-responds-memes-old-movies

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.

https://twitter.com/notkjis/status/1257789246804500482

https://twitter.com/BOGlTHEBEST/status/1259111924429709313

Radio Rebel TikTok Memes

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

https://www.tiktok.com/@slimeybiscuit.soccergirl/video/6821300917447445765

@boclarkeee

HEY DEBORAH!!! #fyp #debby #debbyryan

♬ original sound – Boclarke

@jake.pruitt

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

♬ let us get funky – ok omar

@jayjamz

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

♬ origineel geluid – Xx.singacc.xx

@blacisa03

WHY DOES SHE MAKE THESE FACES OH MY #radiorebel 😳

♬ original sound – Emily😶‍🌫️

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAA104cJMRO/

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_9-tcDDaDr/