The Brief: This meme highlights blatant hypocrisy, misinformation, and misdirection.

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DEEP DIVE

In a comedy sketch from the Eric Andre Show, the host, Eric Andre, shoots blanks at his co-star Hannibal Buress. After it appears that Eric has just shot and killed Hannibal, he asks:

“Who shot Hannibal?”

An image from this scene is now an object-labeling meme about cover-ups, hypocrisy, and blatant lying. In these memes, Eric and Hannibal are labeled, and Eric asks how something else caused the death of the person he just so obviously shot, saying:

“How could ____ do this?”

Original Clip:

me irl from r/me_irl

I’m proud of this one. from r/memes

Why would plaque do this from r/memes

Why would he do this? from r/memes

Why would Rasputin do this? from r/HistoryMemes

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