What A Year! Recap Of 2022 Memes & Social Media Trends

What A Year! Recap Of Poppin’ 2022 Memes & Social Media Trends

With the year coming to a close, social media‘s beginning to flood with people looking back on what 2022 had to offer. From photo dumps to reflections on what they’ve learned, many are warmly recapping standout moments.

Similarly, we’re looking back on some of the memes and trends took off of social media this past year.

Buckle up, because here’s a month-by-month look at some of 2022’s most memorable memes and trends.

January: Euphoria Memes

The second season of Euphoria premiered on HBO Max at the start of the year, and it spawned a number of iconic memes as it aired through the end of February.

February: Julia Fox’s Antics

Julia Fox fell onto many people’s radars in early 2022 after debuting her now-expired relationship with Kanye West, and her antics swiftly made her a recurring subject online.

From an eyebrow-raising photoshoot to her pronunciation of “Uncut Gems,” Julia Fox was that girl among memers at one point. Additionally, her loyal Twitter following continues to highlight her antics, so we could get more Julia Fox memes in the future!

March: Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock

At the 94th Oscars ceremony, Chris Rock took things one step too far after clowning Jada Pinkett Smith’s hairstyle. In turn, Will Smith confronted Chris and slapped him in the face.

The moment spawned a number of memes. In addition to the incident between Will and Chris, the internet latched onto Lupita Nyong’o’s reaction.

April: Viola Davis As Michelle Obama

Upon Viola Davis portraying Michelle Obama in The First Lady, the internet had some mixed feelings about the way Viola pursed her lips for the part. The jokes were all in good fun, though!

May: ‘Legs, Hips, Body’ By Kandi Burruss

“Legs, Hips, Body” by Kandi Burruss became a HIT online back in May for its humorous meme potential.

June: The Vengeful Elephant

A story about an elephant crashing an Indian woman’s funeral to trample her dead body circulated earlier this year, and it prompted tons of conversation online.

With such a mind-blowing situation, it’s no surprise that it was ultimately memed!

July: Mr. Men & Little Miss Memes

This past summer, memes based on characters from the Mr. Men and Little Miss series inundated the internet.

With the template being so simple yet effective, it was easy for plenty of users to get in on the fun.

August: ‘It’s Corn!’

After a web series called Recess Therapy interviewed a child named Tariq about corn, his enthusiasm over the food item became a beloved meme.

Additionally, a collaboration with Chipotle came about, as well as a catchy song.

September: Rihanna’s Super Bowl Announcement

On September 25, Rihanna stunned fans after straightforwardly announcing that she’d perform at the 2023 Super Bowl. Her announcement came through a photo of her tattooed hand holding a football, and it sparked a trend among brands.

Some of the companies that jumped on the trend include Popeyes and Dairy Queen, effectively turning Rihanna’s announcement into a whole social media marketing tactic.

October: Spirit Halloween Costumes

As the internet geared up for spooky season, memes centered on the well-known Spirit Halloween costume bags took off.

From celebrities to humorous themes, anything had the potential to be spoofed through this meme template.

November: Kamala Harris Singing ‘Wheels On The Bus’

VP Kamala Harris was caught laughing at her rendition of “Wheels on the Bus,” and the Twitter users were OBSESSED with it.

While videos of Kamala cracking herself up aren’t anything new, something about this incident appears to have hit differently. In fact, she was even compared to the Joker.

December: Dead Celebrity Prank

Finally, we have to acknowledge a recent social media trend that’s centered on TikTokers pranking older adults. Specifically, the videos center on people recording their parents’ reactions to fake news about beloved celebrities passing away.

On top of the videos themselves, people are also spoofing the trend on Twitter with fictional characters.

Shoutout to these noteworthy memes and trends, and let’s gear up to see what 2023 has to offer!


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