The Brief: Marcia Fudge press conference memes began spreading on Twitter after she greeted reporters at a March 19 press conference.
On March 19, Marcia Fudge, the newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, quite literally gathered reporters after she greeted them “Good morning” during a press conference. When they didn’t respond to her salutations, Fudge placed her hand by her ear, motioning for the press to greet her back.
She got the press TOGETHER in less than 12 seconds!
That’s black auntie energy. pic.twitter.com/O521MBIRCg
— delonté. (@dilemmv) March 18, 2021
Twitter users loved her “Black auntie energy” which earned her a viral moment, an influx of new followers, and a slew of memes.
And to my new followers and friends: GOOD AFTERNOON! https://t.co/lFPNB3qXJZ
— Secretary Marcia L. Fudge (@SecFudge) March 19, 2021
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge will now and forever be referenced to as Big Sister HUD
— Kamala’s Bayang (@CoreyPTownsend) March 19, 2021
Many of these memes dealt with listening issues.
When you say “hey Siri” and that bitch don’t respond pic.twitter.com/vvrsbwiJoY
— johnny✨ (@yoo_johnnyy) March 20, 2021
Or, poor communication skills.
Me double texting cuz I know you saw my first message: pic.twitter.com/voUAqOPCJn
— Ma$on Day 3/27 (@FirstGentleman) March 20, 2021
One internet user likened her to a church pastor.
when i say the organ makes it so much better 😭 pic.twitter.com/IYUxJxXHyJ
— chrys (@itsschryss) March 20, 2021
When you announce that you’re single on the TL and nobody dms you pic.twitter.com/kCmzlhb0An
— the bonnet (@LudaChris_) March 23, 2021
The active ingredient in this Benadryl needs to come the hell on pic.twitter.com/5mS1HeEysy
— my tweets are muted, beloved (@Steph_I_Will) March 23, 2021
When my dog won’t tell me who’s a good boy pic.twitter.com/PiGmsCUtXX
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) March 21, 2021
— Leo DiCaprio bm🐻 (@VIRGOTH0T) March 22, 2021