The Brief: Memes of Eric Andre kissing a cop in a comedy skit for The Eric Andre Show have been circulating as commentary in the wake of mass protests against police violence.

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As protests against police brutality and the police killing of George Floyd erupt across the country and around the world, memes of Eric Andre kissing a cop are having a moment. These image macro memes use a photo from a clip in The Eric Andre Show where Eric Andre’s character is handcuffed by and then passionately makes out with a police officer played by James Adomian.

Eric Andre kissing a cop memes are being used to call people out for supporting law enforcement during a time where the violence enacted by the police has heightened visibility.

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Eric Andre who has participated in recent Black Lives Matter protests reposted a version of the meme created by @alima_lee on his Instagram where Andre is labeled as “Garcetti” and the cop is labeled as “LAPD.” This references LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s support of the police department which includes a proposed budget that allocates 51% of its total to the LAPD.

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The seriousness and tragedy of recent events have caused a slowing in the spread of lighthearted memes, but this format combines humor with serious commentary, making it a popular way to spread ideas and opinions online.

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