Death Glare Between Obama and Putin Leads to Incredible Meme Bonanza
Politics| | By Brian Delpozo
The icy relationship between Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, the respective leaders of Russia and the United States, has led to a storm of viral images this week.
On Monday, the two world leaders exchanged what many outlets referred to as a “death glare” prior to a meeting at the G-20 Summit in China. While it’s been reported that the two were on speaking terms after the uncomfortable stare down, that didn’t stop internet meme-makers from having fun with the world leaders’ tense moment.
Some decided to frame the two in the context of a heavyweight-boxing match.
Others pitted them against one another as fighters in a video game.
Others dropped them into iconic pop culture roles.
While others, as should be expected on the internet, went the shipping route.