The Brief: Memes of Senator Kamala Harris smiling and side-eyeing Vice President Mike Pence are going viral after the Oct. 7 Vice Presidential Debate.
Arguably some of the most memorable moments of the Vice Presidential Debate were all of the various reactions Senator Kamala Harris made when Vice President Mike Pence interrupted her. Harris remained calm and collected, but her smiles and raised eyebrows said it all. Those facial expressions were typically followed by fact-checks and reiterations of her qualifications.
Harris’ many faces instantly became the talk of social media. This chart — for example — is helping people relate to one another on Twitter.
What Kamala number are you today?
I’m 4 with a bit of 8 and 11. pic.twitter.com/XMFtLeu2ph
— Kamala’s Debate Pen ✊🏾🏳️🌈 🎃 👻 (@DoctorJonPaul) October 8, 2020
There are 12 reactions to choose from. The most popular seems to be 11.
— Ashley K. (@AshleyKSmalls) October 8, 2020
For clarity’s sake, here’s the literal definition.
— Ben O'Keefe (he/him) (@benjaminokeefe) October 8, 2020
There’s a good chance you’ve seen (or received) this expression in one of its many forms before.
These all mean the same thing but with different tones. pic.twitter.com/DVtmC90O3d
— PROTECT BLACK WOMEN (@_SHVNTI) October 8, 2020
— alex (@alex_abads) October 8, 2020
Harris also threw a little 5, 6, and 10 (aka side-eye) at Pence.
If you ever wonder what “bitch please” looked like: https://t.co/qG7ZF7TVHY
— Calen Spindler (@calenspindler) October 8, 2020
Every woman who's ever been talked over in a meeting by a less qualified man. https://t.co/QUPaCg8qam
— Dr. Amanda G. Sanford (@mandagaielle) October 8, 2020
indian aunty who Knows Something https://t.co/4H9GI5uM8h
— nit (but make it spooky) (@nitidiot) October 8, 2020