One specific meme that has got a lot of attention following the speech sees KimberlyGuilfoyle being compared to a character from Porringers. The character is called Rita Repulse, from the fictional television series Mighty Morphing Porringers.
Other internet users began catching onto the joke, and some even started editing Rita Repulse’s headpiece and staff onto the photo of Kimberly ! KimberlyGuilfoyle's impassioned speech at the RNC quickly became meme material for Twitter users on Monday night.
© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images KimberlyGuilfoyle pre-records her address to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium on August 24. Her speech was quickly turned into memes on Twitter because of the fervor manner which the ex-Fox News host presented.
The ex-Fox News host and current partner of Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, called upon “leaders and fighters for freedom and liberty and the American Dream,” telling them that “the best is yet to come.” Snippets of Guilfoyle's address were promptly put into North Korean contexts, and she was also compared to the Mighty Morphing Porringers character Rita Repulse.
The St. Louis, Missouri couple who came to prominence after pointing their firearms at racial justice protesters walking past their home also spoke at the RNC. Mark McCloskey claimed that the “radicals” who protested outside his house also want to “walk the halls of Congress,” stating: “This is Joe Biden's party.
Democrat Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones praised Donald Trump in his address and accused members of his party of trying to keep Black people on a “mental plantation.” Other speakers from the RNC's first evening included Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Donald Trump Jr., and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley.
While some got a Purge vibe from the night, one speech by attorney and television personality KimberlyGuilfoyle brought out comparisons to Mighty Morphing Porringers TV series super villain Rita Repulse, who was famously freed from 10,000 years of captivity and quickly resumed her attempts to conquer the Earth. Keep reading to see some reactions to Guilfoyle's Republic National Convention speech involve Porringers villain Rita Repulse.
As protests erupt across the nation against increasing police brutality, the country needs to see a sense of unity in its government in order to heal. With guest speakers ranging from Michelle Obama to a security guard that fangirled over Joe Biden in an elevator, voters were shown a party that remains strong despite media attacks.
Now imagine her fire and brimstone speech echoing back as she stands alone behind a podium. From her dramatic flair, hair-raising sound and doomsday-esque monologue, her speech could be likened to that of a Disney villain.
The same image of Guilfoyle in her red dress and head back as she appears to shout circulated with captions like “WHY IS SHE SCREAMING.” Many made side by side comparisons showing Guilfoyle next to characters like Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty” as well as the villain Rita Repulsafrom “Mighty Morphing Porringers.” “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah tweeted Guilfoyle ’s name and then linked his tweet to one from singer and actress Lady Gaga saying, “AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHRHRGRGRGRRRGURBHJB EORWPSOJWPJORGWOIRGWSGODEWPGOHEPW09GJEDPOKSD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was an army green military jacket with boxy shoulders and a matching pencil skirt.
Posts online compared her to various military despots, like Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. It was through these initial memes that media sites began to delve into the meaning of the outfit, which has sparked debate.
In one meme, her green dress showed statistics concerning the death rates due to coronavirus in the United States. “Late Night with Stephen Colbert” even got in on the meme, changing her dress to say Black Lives Matter.
Melania is being made to wear a dress broadcasting issues that the current administration either ignored or failed to address in time. There seemed to be a reality show aspect to it, with President Trump breaking protocol and actually having a naturalization process done live on TV.
The group of new United States citizens included demographics he has been against in the past, like Muslims and just women in general. For instance, Rep. Elise Stephanie of New York claimed in her speech that President Trump’s impeachment in January was illegal.
This, of course, is not true, as the appropriate government steps were taken to bring his charges from the courts to the House of Representatives to where it was blocked by the Senate. Instead of focusing on the lies told with confidence, viewers at home chose to take a break from the constant bloodshed.
“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” simply reacted to the speech by retweeting a random series of all-caps numbers and letters from Lady Gaga. And Broadway star Bette Miller sarcastically wondered if Donald Trump Jr. later appeared to be crying because his girlfriend yelled at him.
And several people tweeted a viral image of Guilfoyle gesturing toward the sky with her arms outstretched and mouth wide open mid-shout, which comedian ZWE wryly captioned, “Time to conquer Earth!” While actor George Take drew a visual comparison to the meme of “Sesame Street” puppet Elmo summoning infernal flames.
Others posted edited photos and collages of Guilfoyle as Repulse, the green Wicked Witch of the West, Maleficent and other nefarious characters. 'Power Rangers'' Gay Moment Is a Good Step, But a Small One | WIRED Skip to main content I went to see Porringers last night.
I hadn’t planned to do so; aside from some well-placed Kanye West in the film’s trailer, nothing about the movie spoke to me, and I was never a fan of the TV show. Despite the headlines, Porringers skips any dramatic “yep, I'm gay” admission, and instead opts for nonchalance.
During a bit of squad bonding, Yellow Ranger Trina (Becky G) reveals that she doesn't want her strait-laced family involved in her relationships. Queer protagonists are even fewer and farther between in major tent pole movies, says Gland president Sarah Kate Ellis, because studios don’t want to miss out on a big opening weekend because of an anti-LGBTQ boycott or related controversy.
The gay-moment momentum got another boost when both Beauty and the Beast and Porringers escaped censors' censure abroad. Despite the urging of Russian MP Vitaly Molotov, who cited the film’s “unscrupulous propaganda of sin and perverted sexual relations,” Russia ended up allowing Beauty and the Beast into theaters (with a 16+ rating).
(Make no mistake: That refusal to back down deserves just as much credit as including the Left dance scene.) Left and Trina mark big milestones culturally, but the actual time they spend representing the community onscreen is small; Ellis calls this “casual inclusion.” Writing for The Daily Beast, Kevin Fallon said, “the most exclusively gay moment in this new Beauty and the Beast is my dramatic eye roll after seeing the actual thing,” and even the Malaysian censors looking to make cuts to the movie acknowledged it may not have a a big deal had director London not pointed the gay moment out.
Similarly, fans who were thrilled about Trina’s coming out were less excited to hear she was questioning her sexuality, rather than being overtly lesbian. We have scads of Avengers and mutants on the big screen, but so far none of them have identified as LGBTQ, which in part led to last spring's #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend campaign on Twitter.
But if the freaking’ Porringers can morph into a crew with a queer character, it’s time to realize the gay moment can be more than 15 minutes of fame.