Red flag meme gets MTV dragged on Twitter

Anybody who has laid eyes on Twitter in the present day might be seeing purple.

Red flag tweets have exploded over the previous 36 hours, courtesy of the instantly much less problematic social media platform’s newest craze.

It’s troublesome to find affected person zero within the meme, however among the many earliest standard examples, through BuzzFeed, emerged on Monday afternoon.


Fairly quickly, Twitter customers had been erupting with examples of issues that they merely couldn’t settle for in potential buddies, lovers, and enterprise companions.

The pattern proved so broadly standard that not even a tweet from Twitter itself on Tuesday afternoon may stanch the circulation of purple flag tweets, together with some from extraordinarily cool publications.

Politicians used the format to make political factors.

Not everybody fairly understood how finest to make use of the purple flag meme, like Democratic Consultant Charlie Crist of Florida, whose misguided tweet scanned to the uninitiated as a full-throated endorsement of the state’s controversial governor, Ron DeSantis.

After all, go away it to manufacturers to misuse memes most egregiously.

As soon as the format took off, each social media supervisor at each firm gave the impression to be beneath authorized requirement to place out a purple flag tweet, whether or not witty or not.

It could be a stretch to name any of the above tweets “impressed,” precisely, however the excellent news is that they needn’t be. Taking part within the enjoyable little recreation everybody on Twitter appears to be doing is sufficient to keep within the dialog. One model, nevertheless, selected to place out a purple flag tweet that’s so tone deaf and so totally missing in self-awareness that it shortly grew to become probably the most dragged model tweet in all the purple flag sweepstakes.


Actually, there was as soon as a time when this tweet can be consultant of MTV’s precise vibe. Whether or not learn as a dig at musical snobbishness, or at those that are merely out of the loop, it’s the sort of assertion match for a mainstream hub of the music world.

However MTV has not been that for a very long time. Sooner or later up to now 5 years or so, MTV grew to become nearly completely the house of Rob Dyrdek’s viral video present, Ridiculousness.

Individuals who grew up on MTV have lengthy been upset concerning the community’s gradual decline right into a musical lifeless zone with one surprisingly standard export. The community’s purple flag tweet gave these people an ideal excuse to vent about it.

Quick Firm may submit extra of those tweets, as there are definitely sufficient to go round, however you get the purpose. All folks need from model tweets, if they need something in any respect, is humor and authenticity. MTV may have carried out each with a purple flag tweet, maybe, if it had as a substitute written “I don’t sustain with Ridiculousness.”