The Big Mike meme is prevalent on Twitter once again, so let’s get it explained. Yes, it’s very, very ridiculous!

In this day and age, people manage to turn almost anything into a meme. We imagine it can be pretty exhausting at times, honestly.

It’s always interesting to reflect on which meme trends surface every year, with 2020 boasting a wealth of Tiger King examples and, of course, bunker boy.

On the other hand, some memes seem to linger for years. Or, rather, they fade away for a while and come back into the limelight every so often. This appears to be the case with the big mike meme.

If you’re uncertain who Big Mike is, we’re sure your Twitter feed has been pretty confusing as of late. So, let’s get it explained…

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Big Mike meme explained

Essentially, the Big Mike meme stems from bizarre conspiracy theories that Michelle Obama is actually a man.

As highlighted by The Independent, far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones made these claims back in 2017, asserting that many others had argued the same in the past. However, most feel that it was Alex who originated the theory.

In a video he expressed that he had proof; of course, he didn’t.

“Since the early days of the Obama administration, citizens across the board have studied videos and photos of Michelle Obama and said that she is a man,” he argued in the video. “And even [Barack] Obama has called her over and over again Michael.”

Indeed, he has said “Michael and I” in some addresses etc. Yet, there’s no reason to believe he was actually referring to his wife. Similarly, he once stuttered saying “Michelle” but he didn’t actually say “Michael”.

Big Mike memes

You can find a wealth of Big Mike memes over on Twitter, while some are also urging meme-makers to have some at the ready.

Some claim that they have loads already made.

Michelle Obama on current affairs

CNN reports that Michelle Obama recently addressed high school and college graduates through a virtual commencement speech filmed at her home in Washington, DC.

In the speech, she took the time to comment on the issues plaguing modern day America:

“Over these past couple of months our foundation has been shaken — not just by a pandemic that stole too many of our loved ones, upended our daily lives, and sent tens of millions into unemployment, but also by the rumbling of the age-old fault lines that our country was built on: the lines of race and power that are now, once again, so nakedly exposed for all of us to grapple with.”

Inspiring the graduates, she also added: “For those of you who feel invisible: Please know that your story matters. Your ideas matter. Your experiences matter. Your vision for what our world can and should be matters. So, don’t ever, ever let anyone tell you that you’re too angry, or that you ‘should keep your mouth shut’.”

In other news, Alex Rider scores Stephen Dillane.