Black Panther has its share of intense battle scenes, but the initial fight between T’Challa and Erik Killmonger for the throne is one of the most memorable. Killmonger’s smoldering, terrifying intensity was already enough to make one victim break her retainer out of sheer thirst — and now it will live on forever through a clever and relevant new meme.
After destroying T’Challa in battle, Killmonger turns to the Wakandan people and demands: “Is this your king?” And now Twitter has made the shirtless moment into a versatile commentary on — well, just about anything. People are repurposing the quote to laugh about their own bank accounts, political turmoil, and so much more, and many of our timelines have turned into a shrine to the chiseled, furious Michael B. Jordan.
Money jokes (or lack thereof) are common.
Bank account: IS THIS YOUR SAVINGS?!! pic.twitter.com/NtUqzYKK03
— Daddy CHO (@Chidubem_OH) March 21, 2018
Bills: Is this your paycheck?! pic.twitter.com/FbrhBzBAN4
— Hat Boy Summer (@VizyLawrence) March 20, 2018
People are using the meme to roast their parents.
IS THIS YOUR DEFINITION OF CLEAN!!!?
*your mother walking into the house that you spent the entire morning scrubbing from top to bottom* pic.twitter.com/2soWWXBMXQ
— Curry Goat Connoisseur (@KastroDaOne) March 22, 2018
It’s getting political.
Joe Biden: “IS THIS YOUR PRESIDENT?” pic.twitter.com/33tdS5OuX2
— X (@XLNB) March 22, 2018
Our nation's kids to the rest of us : IS THIS YOUR GOVERNMENT?! pic.twitter.com/vwGrp97cbo
— Markeia McCarty (@markeiamccarty) March 24, 2018
It’s an effective self-effacing tool.
Is this your Twitter feed?!