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World Bemittened Bernie Sanders: The meme that rang around the world

19:36  22 january  2021
19:36  22 january  2021 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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An image of former Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), bundled up, bemittened, slightly slouching, socially distanced, legs crossed, arms crossed and eyes downcast, spiraled into a breakout viral phenomenon after President Biden’s inauguration outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, quickly spreading to all corners of the Internet, far beyond the United States.

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From Argentina to Iran, the image proliferated, in an ever-expanding array of jokes and commentary.

Washington-based photographer Brendan Smialowski snapped the now-conic shot. It stood in stark contrast to the other visuals of the day: A parade of U.S. politicians and celebrities dressed up in designer monochrome outfits, reaffirming the virtues of U.S. democracy after a tumultuous four years.

But the image appeared to find a resonance that trended nationality, politics and context.

Here are some bundled Bernie memes from around the world.

Something about that Sanders picture clicked with people across continents.

Perhaps Sander’s seemingly grumpy appearance reflected their own annoyance with politicians and political systems at a time when the world is reeling from a pandemic that’s exacerbated economic and social divides. Or maybe the Democratic socialist from Vermont, whose progressive foreign policies have made him very popular abroad, was the most relatable part of a day meant to display America’s Democratic process. Or it could be that people just really needed something to laugh at together.

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Bernie Sanders was warding off the cold on Wednesday, when he wore a remarkably practical winter coat, mittens and a mask to U.S. President The Vermont senator became the first mega-viral meme of the Biden era Wednesday afternoon after he was photographed with his legs and mittens crossed

Whatever it was, in a time of travel bans. the Sanders image made its way to Russia:

And the streets of Kenya:

As well as Paris Fashion Week:

He was compared to leaders of the past:

And aunts of the present:

He became “uncle” Bernie, as he’s often called in Arabic, working at the local corner store:

And reflected that universal annoyance of arriving early or being the single one at a wedding:

Somehow Sanders’ demeanor even captured the essence of BTS, the widely beloved Korean band:

Others went more overtly political:

Here Sanders is pictured in what could be the alleged hookah bar in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gigantic palace recently uncovered in an investigation by jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny:

The memes have kept coming, as the shot of Sanders seen around the world has come to epitomize the strangeness of the Internet and the practice of politics in the digital age.

“When for 50 years you try to become president and my photographer comes and in one picture makes you the most famous among the world’s presidents.”

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