The Brief: A clip from The Office where Idris Elba's character says "I'm aware of the effect I have on women" has inspired a meme.

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In the episode of The Office “Two Weeks,” two women co-workers are overtly competing for Idris Elba’s character’s attention and attempting to flirt with him. His character comments on this, privately saying “I’m aware of the effect I have on women.”  This comment is a nod to the award-winning actor’s evident handsomeness. Eldra was named “sexiest man alive” by People Magazine in 2018.

This moment has become a meme format in which someone recounts a moment where women seemed to be flirting with or attracted to them.  It’s often used ironically and humorously.

Bet y’all virgins can’t relate from r/memes

me_irl from r/me_irl

just kidding, I’m permabanned from r/dankmemes

An ok maybe I am straight mash-up meme:

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