The Brief: "Soup For My Family" memes began spreading on Twitter after a protestor told CNN he was carrying a can of soup for his family during a demonstration in Minnesota after an officer fatally shot motorist Daunte Wright.
Protests erupted in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, after a police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright.
On Wednesday night, CNN interviewed a protestor carrying a can of soup which he claimed was “soup for my family” before winking at the camera. It instantly became the talk of social media.
Brooklyn Center coverage on CNN:
Protester: “I’m just standing here with soup for my family (wink)…”
Sara Sidner: “You’re not planning on using that are you, to throw it at police?”
Protester: “As I said, soup for my family.”pic.twitter.com/AKc7ZT5xkZ
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) April 15, 2021
“Soup for my family” has been a running joke since July 2020 after President Trump went on a tangent about BLM protestors using cans of soup as weapons against police, before claiming these protestors said the cans were soup for their families.
At that time, many memes and jokes resulted from Trump’s rant.
The Minnesota protestor’s smooth callback to President Trump’s rant did not go unnoticed by social media users.
This callback! https://t.co/MCF2VCbwdE
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) April 15, 2021
“if it hits ya, that’s worse than a brick ‘cause its got force.” https://t.co/0sZcwSqzEX
— Da’Shaun | they/them (@DaShaunLH) April 15, 2021
His good looks didn’t go unnoticed either.
Wait he’s like the hottest protester I’ve ever seen https://t.co/b7N0cNaDkw
— Small Crimes (@JasMoneyRecords) April 15, 2021
is it wrong to thirst for this man https://t.co/067jTVxSIQ
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) April 15, 2021
Many thought it was “wholesome” for him to be a provider during such challenging times.
Always good to have soup for your family. https://t.co/gn1Vyxc1XQ
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) April 15, 2021
I mean it IS for his family in a sense https://t.co/Vv4KBifjNG
— Edward Ongweso Jr (@bigblackjacobin) April 15, 2021
And, many “members” of his family came forward to acknowledge the soup was quite good.
As a member of his family, that soup was delicious. https://t.co/yYKewPUZtw
— Jazz Tehara (@DrJazzTehara) April 15, 2021
Not everyone is happy with the discourse around “Soup for my family.”
maybe we should… idk… stop allowing this in the face of (anti-)black death pic.twitter.com/wWaubS7VAf
— marxist-leninist perspectives on black liberation! (@queersocialism) April 15, 2021
Regardless, the protestor, who appears to be using the Twitter account @TigerWorku, clarified his intentions, kind of…
Rest assured, it was. 😉 https://t.co/6uyg47wzGz
— Tiger Worku (@TigerWorku) April 15, 2021
I wish this person in particular a pleasant evening https://t.co/fzlaMvAEKN
— Savvy☭ (@sleepisocialist) April 15, 2021
— Hannah (@2spicymchickens) April 15, 2021
“Soup for my family” 😉 pic.twitter.com/znvyo5kVL4
— Colin W (@CWiebrecht) April 15, 2021