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donatella GRIMACE 💜
someone throw a wheel of brie cheese at MY head
Much has happened. I feel there are some internet culture explainers needed for those who are feeling confused and scared.
Donatella Grimace: Long ago, Bella Hadid posted an Instagram photo with a candy heart labeled “WILL YOU FREE MY PALESTINE.” Donatella Versace commented in response, “Donatella VERSACE 💜.” Recently, Grimace, the mascot from McDonald’s, recently announced that his birthday was this month and that McDonald’s would be releasing a purple milkshake in his honor. (Side lore: users realized this meant he may have been conceived on 9-11). One user tweeted, “Pronouncing Grimace like Versace.” And that has then evolved into “Donatella GRIMACE,” which can be used as a noun, or an adjective.
The team would be so stoked to have you there: Amidst the news of the submarine, YouTuber MrBeast hopped online and told everyone that he was actually supposed to be in the video (submarine). He shared a text inviting another person for proof. It’s since been used as a meme for anything that has been a profoundly bad idea. When the Shein influencer trip began releasing content online, influencer Tyler Oakley created his own version of the text. There is also overlap with Donatella Grimace. And after longtime YouTuber Colleen Ballinger posted a ukulele-accompanied song apology for grooming and harassing underage children, many others began making fun of her lackluster response, including an edit of the MrBeast text. There is also a Donatella GRIMACE version for this.
Barbieheimer 2023: As the release dates for Greta Gerwig’s live action Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer approach (there were rumors that Oppenheimer would move its release day to not compete, but that is false), social media has created an entire lore around the marketing campaigns for these movies. Rumors of a Barbie sequel have only continued the discourse. Barbie has been going hard — collaborating with everyone from Aldo to luggage brand BEIS to setting up an actual Airbnb Dream House in Malibu. The Barbie marketing has become lore on its own. People have made jokes that Oppenheimer should also drop something soon. Everything can currently be split into Barbie and Oppenheimer. You are either Barbie or Oppenheimer. Often they are at odds. But there can sometimes be Barbieheimer crossover. People have shared their itineraries for release day, including both movies. You, too, can survive Barbieheimer.
Anyway, here’s what I’m thinking about:
When I close my eyes at night I see the edited version of the stimulus screen study monkey.
I imagine their brain to be like: babababababababababababababa.
Or when they takes a sip of ice coffee there’s a respite of: AAAAAAAAAAAAA—
Hope this clears things up!
Nice things to consider:
Edits of the fan giving P!NK a wheel of brie cheese at her concert.
Get in the Snoopy car.
Since we last spoke, I wrote about the 2010s renaissance online.