The Brief: Soviet/communist Bugs Bunny vs. American/capitalist Bugs Bunny memes frame greed through economic ideologies.
Communist/Soviet Bugs Bunny memes feature a picture of Bugs Bunny with the USSR flag superimposed over him. He’s usually correcting someone who says that something belongs to them, by saying “our,” implying that it actually belongs to everyone. These memes are less about critiquing communist ideologies and more about using the idea that communists want everything to be shared as the punchline to jokes.
Some meme-makers have created a version of this meme with a capitalist/American Bugs Bunny. He is represented as an American capitalist with an American flag and he corrects people that something is “mine” rather than theirs.
The capitalist and communist Bugs Bunnies have also been juxtaposed in memes to represent opposing ideologies. Both the Soviet and the American Bugs Bunny are typically used to represent greed and/or entitlement when they claim full or partial ownership of something.
Communist & Capitalist Bugs Bunny Memes
These new Soviet Union Bugs Bunny memes got me cackling out loud 😂 pic.twitter.com/S3666XWO7K
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