The Brief: A photo of Regina Hall with her hands over her head is a new meme on Twitter. It is a comedic representation of feelings of surprise, shock, anxiety, and even confusion.
A screenshot of Regina Hall with her hands on her head and looking disheveled is circling Twitter. The meme originated from a video of the actress having a virtual conversation with fellow comedian Kevin Hart, during the program Saving Our Selves: BET Covid-19 Relief Effort special on April 22.
I AM SCREAMING pic.twitter.com/Yasm9xxm2s
— Kenya Barris’ Hand Tattoo Stan Account (@ajiaisbackk) April 25, 2020
In the video, Hall is noticeably stressed. Hart was taken aback by her messy hair and make-up free look, but he tried to lift her spirits, asking, “Who is the pretty girl?” Hall, while crying-smiling, places her hands over her head, and with childlike enthusiasm says, “Here she is!” That moment became a meme instantly.
Twitter users have since used the screenshot to represent feelings of surprise, shock, anxiety, confusion, and being overwhelmed.
3 more months? pic.twitter.com/hZcMsMSpDp
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) May 12, 2020
Why are you yelling so loud 😩 pic.twitter.com/DNNT3BXnxV
— Petty Bundy (@SweeetMolasses) May 8, 2020
— Eilani 🦋 (@EilaniWhyte) May 12, 2020
The meme has since evolved to represent 2020 as a whole, considering the slew of unfortunate events and current affairs (World War 3, COVID-19, murder hornets) Twitter user @Stevie_mat suggested someone photoshop flames into the photo for a more accurate depiction of 2020.
I just need someone to photoshop apocalyptic flames of some sort into the background and yes. https://t.co/Cf7kCh1Wwf
— Stevie Mat (@stevie_mat) May 13, 2020
Of course, the internet delivered.
— james exotic (@jimmydelfresco) May 14, 2020
— 𝕗𝕨𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕞 (@jxzz_hndz) May 13, 2020
— Comrade Log (@Logmilll) May 14, 2020
One Twitter user merged the screen grab of Regina Hall with the popular “This Is Fine” meme depicting a dog casually drinking a cup of coffee while his house burns around him.
— Oh My Darling, Quarantine (@furioursus) May 14, 2020
And, others made the new meme their profile picture.
— Clarkisha Kent (@IWriteAllDay_) May 14, 2020
This is my new wallpaper
— In The Whole Foods With My Karens (@ya_mama_nem) May 14, 2020