"Gonna tell my kids" memes are rewriting history in the funniest way
20 November 2019, 17:51 | Updated: 20 November 2019, 17:57
Everyone from Panic! At The Disco to My Chemical Romance has been targeted in the "gonna tell my kids" meme.
"Gonna tell my kids" memes are breaking the internet right now and they're getting more and more wild and hilarious.
2019 is almost over and it's been another brilliant year for memes. Since January, the internet has come up with some of the funniest and oddest memes we have ever seen. In the past few months alone, we've been blessed with everything from the memes inspired by Kylie Jenner singing "rise and shine" to Stormi to the memes of Paul Rudd saying "look at us" on Hot Ones. Every week, people come up with something new and different to entertain us with online and we live for it.
Now, another brilliant meme is taking off on the world wide web and it's called the "gonna tell my kids" meme.
What is the "gonna tell my kids" meme and how does it work though? Essentially, it's all based around you telling your future children history as you see fit. In other words, you can make things up. For example, you could say: "gonna tell my kids this was the 45th president of the US" alongside a photograph of Hilary Clinton. It's all about you a) having a laugh or b) just manifesting something you wish was true into existence.
As it stands, people have brought everyone from Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello to Steve Jobs and Panic! At The Disco into the meme. No-one is safe but they all have one thing in common: they're hilarious. With that in mind, we've gathered all of the funniest ones together in one place for you to enjoy. It's time to relearn everything you thought you already knew about history from the perspective of the internet.
Lana Del Who? This was the First Lady of the US.
Gonna tell my kids this was jfk and Jacqueline Kennedy pic.twitter.com/3A1C4emWsD— Alyssa (@xhodez) November 18, 2019
Why does this one look legit?
im telling my kids these were The Chainsmokers pic.twitter.com/7gXrGUwffs— mattfred (@itsmattfred) November 18, 2019
I love when they performed 'Señorita' on Glee.
Gonna tell my kids this is Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello pic.twitter.com/B3LaMZiSlN— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) November 19, 2019
This cut deep.
Gonna tell my kids this is an Oscar winner pic.twitter.com/KpefdgjsJ7— Jon (@prasejeebus) November 19, 2019
It's not a meme without Blac Chyna.
Gonna tell my kids she was Blac Chyna pic.twitter.com/JBdlpNH8Gy— Lee Dawson (@LeeDawsonPT) November 19, 2019
This is too wholesome for words.
gonna tell my kids these were the ghostbusters pic.twitter.com/GqrXESczqI— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) November 19, 2019
Apple wouldn't exist without him.
i’m gonna tell my kids this was Steve Jobs pic.twitter.com/O5sM1i2eMR— ellie sunakawa (@elliesunakawa) November 19, 2019
I only listen to real music.
gonna tell my kids these were the beatles— adrian (@rosaurens) November 19, 2019
Gonna tell my kids this was Zayn Malik and Simon Cowell. pic.twitter.com/YIIz5Lfr0S— Sam Prance (@samprance) November 20, 2019
Wait. This is real no?
Gonna tell my kids this was Abraham Lincoln pic.twitter.com/nZlVBZ0QPi— yeah i’m emo, so what? (@ThyArtIsMemes) November 17, 2019
Crazy that Elvis also sang in My Chemical Romance.
Gonna tell my kids this was Elvis pic.twitter.com/rdldrrbBti— yeah i’m emo, so what? (@ThyArtIsMemes) November 17, 2019
We stan a boyband.
gonna tell my kids this was brockhampton pic.twitter.com/krFfyDxEFI— shan (@filmhorrors) November 19, 2019
If you know, you know.
Gonna tell my kids this is a tree pic.twitter.com/Z1rvhxaHJ3— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) November 19, 2019
One of the greatest rappers of all time.
telling my kids this was nicki minaj pic.twitter.com/7hsYvCwjyt— ¿alex? (@hoemoticon) November 20, 2019
Sgt. SpongeBob's Lonely Hearts Club Band was a great album.
gonna tell my kids this was the Beatles pic.twitter.com/NafFjqrzaX— PopBuzz (@popbuzz) November 19, 2019
Okay. The meme is over now.
Gonna tell my kids this was Riverdale pic.twitter.com/AF7pDy6hO9— Ira Madison III (@ira) November 19, 2019