19 Fatima memes inspired by the UK government's Rethink Reskill Reboot campaign
13 October 2020, 15:03
The new Rethink. Reskill. Reboot campaign from the UK government has sparked a ton of hilarious memes.
Coronavirus has hit the UK hard and the effects are being felt on the economy. With theatres around the country still closed, the arts have particularly felt the crunch of the pandemic.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak initially encouraged workers in the struggling arts industry to retrain but then backtracked and said workers in general who are unable to work at the moment should "adapt" and be open to "fresh and new opportunities".
So, after releasing that hilarious career quiz, the government thought it was the perfect time to push their Cyber First campaign encouraging people to "rethink, reboot and reskill". The campaign actually launched in 2019 and featured workers from different sectors who should consider a job in cyber security. Photos of a young ballet dancer named Fatima with the caption: "Fatima's next job could be cyber (she just doesn't know it yet). Rethink. Reskill. Reboot," started circulating the internet and… just why?
Fatima soon started trending on Twitter and now the latest tone-deaf effort from the UK government has sparked a load of memes.
You just know Fatima is TIRED.
“Oh I’ll retrain in cyber alright” Fatima muttered, buttoning up her most badass of tutus, “just you wait.” https://t.co/Dyan069a81— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 13, 2020
After Boris Johnson announces latest set of confusing lockdown rules that scientists say are weeks too late, some wonder if Fatima should retrain as PM.— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) October 13, 2020
Fatima after retraining in cyber pic.twitter.com/1PI840FqbX— AND IM VICTORIA MALCOLM (@fagfetchd) October 12, 2020
Fatima starting her new career in cyber: pic.twitter.com/RYxYkhs6Eg— P✨ (@PaigeHoward93) October 12, 2020
Fatima pretending to be a robot so she can get a job in cyber: pic.twitter.com/GsGyAKTpw4— scary mary queen of thots🎃Ⓥ (@micahscotttt) October 12, 2020
We’re right behind You, Fatima ... ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VyqDPmOK9P— Ben Cogan (@BeCoMeCast) October 13, 2020
Hey, wanna work in cyber?
Me on my first day of working in cyber pic.twitter.com/r9QTIfvkSQ— Pete Burns’ Confiscated Coat (@harrisonjbrock) October 12, 2020
He was a punk— A Skellington Inside Some Meat (@Scriblit) October 12, 2020
She did ballet
Their next jobs could be in cyber
"You'll fucking work in cyber and no more of this ballet fucking nonsense."— scarey gerry (@retro_gerry) October 12, 2020
"But I wanna be a dancer"
"youll work in cyber like me and my father before me and thats the end of it."#fatima pic.twitter.com/ONI9VBINhL
We know a few people who could do with changing their professions. A few.
Reboot. Rethink. Reskill.
When the internet goes to work it's a joyous place pic.twitter.com/JQcBCIxdYQ— trinitybar (@trinitybar) October 12, 2020
u know what, props to whoever made this coz it’s actually funny ahhahaha pic.twitter.com/ZzMDcq3BxK— 🇰🇳dominique🇹🇹 (@justlikehheaven) October 12, 2020
Honestly, the jokes just write themselves.