Poor guy has to work on his birthday ††
Who was that meme'd man, anyway?
Oh Christmas day, Meme Supreme posted a photo (which I swear I saw before this year, but can find no evidence of being posted before this year – Mandela effect?) of a man who looks like "white Jesus," with the caption "Poor guy has to work on his birthday."
The meme quickly went viral on a small scale, garnering nearly 7,000 shares and 600 comments on Facebook. Commenters were quick to point out that there is a picture of white Jesus on the wall behind the guy; the original photographer must have been a coworker of meme-dream white Jesus who snapped the photo for comparison.
One commenter tagged a friend and said "this dude looks like that sexy ass doctor we saw at CCU."
After reviewing the meme, it became clear to me that the reason I thought I had seen the meme before was because the man in the picture looks exactly like my friend Shane.
Here is a photo of my friend Shane, which I took at Thanksgiving.
I knew Shane wasn't working on Christmas, but I was planning to reach out to him for a comment on the meme anyway. To my surprise, he had already shared it on his own Facebook, adding in his own editorial comments:
"This isnt me who is this? We must meet"
-My friend Shane's comments on the Jesus meme
While commenters on the Facebook meme suggested that Shane needed to find (and eliminate) his white-Jesus-dopplegänger, Shane said he just wants to meet the guy so they can "play pool and have a few brewskis." I'd wager that if they meet they'll be turning wine into water pretty quickly.