Guy Singing Bruno Mars To Sparse Crowd At White House 4 July Party Becomes Meme
By Mikelle Leow, 06 Jul 2020
Video screenshot via The White House
Anyone who’s ever felt validated by their three staunch followers now has a new meme they might be able to resonate with.
During the White House’s Salute to America celebration on 4 July, a military man was filmed attempting to lift the spirits of his audience as he belted out Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk.
He and his cover band then raised their mics at the crowd, with the camera panning over to a near-empty audience.
“The White House Fourth of July entertainment is a white guy singing Bruno Mars,” a viral tweet read.
Social media users later likened the moment to awkward events in their lives where they’d be the only ones pumped up about certain things. “When you post a tweet thinking ‘ooh this is fire’ and it gets zero likes,” one Twitter user wrote. “Me doing standup comedy after the vaccine,” another person teased.
Others brought up the 4 July celebrations in 2015, when the Obamas had the real Bruno Mars perform at the party to an appeased, fully-packed crowd.
The White House 4th of July entertainment is a white guy singing Bruno Mars pic.twitter.com/fuHkAtgaZx— Scott Gairdner (@scottgairdner) July 5, 2020
all sixteen people there are having a blast https://t.co/elEHZ0sF84— Matt (@matthwatson) July 5, 2020
Why did everyone come dressed as empty chairs?— FordDude (@Ford_Dude6) July 5, 2020
me doing standup comedy after the vaccine pic.twitter.com/qKWfIimCxW— Luke Mones (@LukeMones) July 5, 2020
me tweeting about ever minor inconvenience as if my followers give a fuck pic.twitter.com/oK2PyqXROU— 𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚 🍓 (@lovrofminecth) July 5, 2020
when ur trying to hype yourself up out of your depressive episode— hot girl hal🌻 #BLM (@hallebear_) July 5, 2020
When you post a tweet thinking “ooh this is fire” and it gets 0 likes pic.twitter.com/gBD5yeroIl— Giulia Rozzi (@GiuliaRozzi) July 5, 2020
Me asking chat for opinions pic.twitter.com/XGdwfqm3oX— GNEiL48 (@GaryNeil48) July 5, 2020
Somewhere Celine Dion is eating a bowl of vanilla ice cream and slice of Wonder Bread with a dab of Miracle Whip on it and thinking "Damn. That's the whitest thing I've ever heard in my life."— Smashin' with Dale (@smashtransistor) July 5, 2020
[via BuzzFeed, cover image via The White House]
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