The Brief: "My Plans 2020" memes are trending on Twitter. The dual-photo post showcases the users' initial outlook on 2020 followed by a funny take on the reality of 2020 and the global pandemic.
This is nowhere short of surprises. Five months into the year, and we’ve dealt with the Coronavirus global pandemic, World War 3 rumors, UFO sightings, murder hornets, and the list goes on. The effects of COVID-19 changed the way of life for people everywhere. Stay-at home orders are in effect forcing large-scale events like world movie premieres, music festivals, summits, conferences, and more to be cancelled until further notice.
On Twitter, users are lamenting their former plans for 2020 with two-part picture memes titled “My Plans, 2020.” Typically, the first photo is a picture representing fun or success while the second photo represents an unfortunate turn in events.
These memes began growing in popularity on May 18.
This might be too niche but
my plans 2020 pic.twitter.com/nUUhgRWEmT
— Harriet Tubman has left the chat (@Steph_I_Will) May 19, 2020
My plans 2020 pic.twitter.com/2qzHGF798j
— 👁The Phils Have Eyes👁 (@Philrato) May 19, 2020
Many have used scenes from movies, comparing the introduction to the climax.
Set It Off:
My plans 2020 pic.twitter.com/P5D3Qtahtz
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) May 19, 2020
A Quiet Place:
My plans 2020 pic.twitter.com/nl6IhovPXF
— Anson Ling (@ns0n) May 19, 2020
Or pivotal moments in TV shows and major movie franchises…
My plans: 2020: pic.twitter.com/zo0zrUWU33
— Andy ✨ (@AndyAMD_) May 18, 2020
my plans/2020 pic.twitter.com/ilDU9xQRWn
— maya cade (@mayascade) May 18, 2020
My plans 2020 pic.twitter.com/yq1UinMLmi
— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) May 19, 2020
My plans. 2020. pic.twitter.com/18Y5QHM7vV
— Andrea ⧗ Year of Black Widow (@_atowers) May 19, 2020
There were also hilarious takes on major moments in pop culture, celebrity, and sports history.
My Plans 2020 pic.twitter.com/7AkROxXvIZ
— Geeks of Color (@GeeksOfColor) May 19, 2020
my plans: 2020: pic.twitter.com/BXURFQPDJb
— Jon Klaft (@jonklaft) May 19, 2020
My plans: 2020: pic.twitter.com/VOP0i0vHBx
— ESPN (@espn) May 19, 2020
These memes are similar to “All my 2020 plans” memes spotted on Twitter in April 2020.
me: I'm so excited for all my 2020 plans!!!!
— Lane Moore (@hellolanemoore) April 18, 2020
How Corona ruined my plans of 2020 : https://t.co/OTZstsrWLa
— RHJ (@AlMehairiiii_) April 15, 2020