In a year that many people spent at home glued to their devices thanks to a virus, there were many popular memes on social media that struck a chord worldwide.
World War III memes
Tensions between Iran and the US escalated at the start of 2020, with the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Major General Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike. Iran responded with a stern warning. And people dealt with their anxiety with war-related memes.
— Saint Hoax (@SaintHoax) January 3, 2020
Me laughing at all the World War 3 jokes and memes then realizing it could actually happen pic.twitter.com/E4Uu0FpSoY
— ً (@heykatori) January 3, 2020
Coronavirus, lockdown and associated woes
As lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 forced people across nations to stay in their homes, memes became about the problems of being at home. There were plenty of memes as people tried to cope, from those that dealt with #WorkFromHome woes to the race for a vaccine.
— Rabee’a Abrar ربیعہ (@rubiaabrar) March 17, 2020
Almost there … hang on … pic.twitter.com/PsouRivm9l
— INJESTERS (@rockyandmayur) November 18, 2020
— Inder Kumar (@AdvInderKumar) April 5, 2020
My brother to my Dad after I ate his portion of Maggi pic.twitter.com/MYDYb6pP2U
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) March 31, 2020
— katie 死🌧 (@giveuchills) November 7, 2020