Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
MANILA, Philippines—With Manny Pacquiao’s astounding victory come an outpouring of congratulatory greetings. But not everything was expressed through the conventional manner.
After a convincing victory to reclaim the World Boxing Organization Welterweight title, Pacquiao, along with his opponent Timothy Bradley, was the immediate subject of memes.
Not to be outdone, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares was also given the meme treatment.
One instance is a photograph of Pacquiao’s fans shouting “Manny! Manny!”, coupled with a smirking photo of Henares with the caption “Money! Money!”
Pacquiao has been one of the favorite subjects of Henares and the BIR’s tax collection drive.
As Pacquiao’s opponent, Bradley also cannot escape the meme treatment.
A “hi I’m Bradley, and I like warm hugs,” meme featured the American boxer’s head plastered on the body of Frozen’s Olaf.
It probably alludes to Bradley’s constant clinches with Pacquiao or Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao’s motherly hug with him after the fight.
And of course, who could forget the instant internet celebrity that was Pacquiao’s mom or Mommy D?
Just as she ruled the internet and the hearts of international journalists, Mommy D was also “memefied.”
In the meme, after allegedly casting a spell on Bradley during the fight, Mommy D is seen making small talk to her son’s opponent.