The 'haunting' image of Theresa May crying during resignation speech becomes a meme

The 'haunting' image of Theresa May crying during resignation speech becomes a meme

Theresa May broke down in tears as she concluded her resignation speech in front of 10 Downing Street - and it's been given the meme treatment.

The prime minister said she will step down from the role on 7 June after three embattled years and failing to reach a consensus on a Brexit deal three times.

Her crying face was splashed across the front pages of newspapers as she tearfully told the British public that she bears "no ill-will" at vacating her position, and, as she broke down in tears, said she has "enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love".

It all began with a well-meaning tweet.

News anchor Eylon Levy, upon learning of May's resignation, tweeted a picture of her crying and wrote:

This is such a haunting photo. Whatever you think about Theresa May's record as prime minister, it's impossible not to feel sorry for her has a person.

And so, the 'This is such a haunting photo...' meme was born.

People utilised pop culture and sarcasm to criticise May and her political history.

Figures were pulled from history.

Marvel's Thanos got mentioned, too.

Game of Thrones fans, experts at the meme treatment, got involved.

And Star Wars.

Mr Blobby was mentioned.

Others were serious with their criticisms.

Labour MP David Lammy reminded people online that her policies, including how she dealt with Grenfell survivors and the Windrush generation, are black marks on her premiership.

As did others.

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