The social media is a fantastic place to reveal your feelings without sounding dead serious about it sometimes, mostly through the use of memes. Millennials and Generation Z agree that memes are the most powerful way to communicate nowadays without using a single word. Pictures, emojis, gifs (graphics interchange format) are a few tools to create memes. Creating the best memes gives you the honorary title of MemeLord.
The latest celebrity to follow the meme culture is Maynard James Keenan, the lead singer of the rock band Tools and A Perfect Circle. The meme posted by him was in response to Fear Inoculum replacing Taylor Swift’s album Lover from the Billboard charts. Tool’s Fear Inoculum is the number 1 selling the album in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, and Norway. It is the fifth studio album by the band. Hence, as a celebratory post, Maynard James Keenan posted the meme on his Twitter. Fans of the band and Keenan very well know that Keenan loves memes. His announcements about the band are mostly in meme formats from popular culture.
The meme was inspired from Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, a popular movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos, the antagonist of the film snaps his fingers using the infinity gauntlet studded with infinity stones. This act of Thanos disintegrates half the population from the Universe. Imagining Thanos as Maynard James Keenan and Taylor Swift as the people getting disintegrated, the meme was created. The caption reads “I don’t wanna go, Mr. Keenan…I don’t wanna go”. It is a direct reference to the movie where Spider-man says the dialogue to Ironman, his mentor, and father figure, before disintegrating. It is a well-imagined and creatively put meme. Fans had a good laugh over Keenan’s sense of humor.