The ‘distracted boyfriend’ meme was one of the biggest trends of 2017 and continues to float around the internet. Now someone has discovered a Charlie Chaplin version of the meme that is brilliantly accurate.
To give you a refresher, the ‘distracted boyfriend’ meme, as pictured above, involves a young man walking around with his girlfriend while checking out another girl, much to the disgust of the girlfriend.
The Charlie Chaplin edition of the meme comes from a 1922 silent film called ‘Pay Day’, in which the movie star (who indeed was quite the player in his time) similarly checked out another woman while walking alongside his wife.
I'm very sorry for this, but... pic.twitter.com/iewtkmUmkG
— Peter Goldberg (@peeto_g) June 11, 2018
The Twitterverse have been loving the discovery:
I am also sorry. pic.twitter.com/C0yHvr18ke
— Andy Fanton (@YourPalFanton) June 11, 2018
— Torville Redenbotter (@TravBot) June 11, 2018
— Taffin (@i124nk8) June 11, 2018
Expect to have seen this picture (or some variant) everywhere by tomorrow.
Charlie Chaplin, OG meme creator. pic.twitter.com/ozPO7XI9VB
— Keith Lee (@associatesmind) June 11, 2018
One even likened the comparison to the 18th century version of the distracted boyfriend meme that had been uncovered before:
— Angry Exile (@AngryExile) June 11, 2018
Previously, someone actually made a backstory for the meme through a number of stock photos.
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