The "Selfie Kid" From The Super Bowl Is The Best Meme Of 2018 So Far
5 February 2018, 14:15
Selfie Kid has become a meme. Left Shark's funeral will be held this Thursday.
If you were one of the millions of people who only tuned into the Super Bowl to watch the movie trailers, over the top commercials and the iconic halftime show, you would have probably have seen Selfie Kid's meteoric rise to meme fame half way through Justin Timberlake's performance.
The kid in question? 13-year-old Ryan McKenna, who was just trying to get his damn phone ready for the most iconic selfie of all time with Justin Timberlake. (He managed it, by the way.)
Toward the end of Justin's performance, he climbs the stairs in the crowd and stops to sing with Ryan who was recording the performance on his phone. Ryan then zones into his phone, preparing to switch to camera mode, but as the camera clocked him, it looked like he'd just completely lost interest in - what some are claiming (!!) - a very boring half-time show. Seconds later, a meme was born.