Many people may prefer their primary school photos to be hidden away. But what if people around the world have seen yours and you become a full-blown meme?
Research scientist Adrian Smith recently found himself in that position and he didn’t even know it had already been going on for a few years.
He was shocked to discover an image taken of him in grade 3 (which is year 4 in the UK) had been turned into a meme while looking at Instagram.
Smith has been known as "Grayson" on the “Teenage Stepdad” account since at least 2017.
There are even T-shirts with his face on being sold for the character’s fan club.
In a Twitter thread following the revelation, he said:
“Scrolling through stories, I see my picture pop up. It’s a truly bizarre experience to bump into a disconnected version of yourself out there in the wild. Even weirder when it leads down a meme rabbit hole.”
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