This week has been approximately 8 zillion memes long. The sparkles. The American Chopper screen caps. The puffy-cheeked SpongeBobs. And the “If you don’t love me at my … then you don’t deserve me at my” meme. If you’re not familiar, the concept is simple. On the left is the “If you don’t love me at my” image where the subject looks, well, probably not so good. On the right goes the “Then you don’t deserve me at my” image, where the subject is glowed-up and looking their best. It’s funny. Plus, if you meme yourself and not a celebrity, it’s a great way to humblebrag about just how hot you’ve gotten since the photo on the left was taken.
Still, as with all good memes, it seems this one has come to its inevitable end. On Friday, Mindy Kaling offered her thoughts on a version of the meme featuring herself. On the left is a picture of her as Kelly on The Office and on the right is Kaling on a red carpet. “I don’t get this, I’m equally pretty in both,” Kaling tweeted.
And there you have it, folks. The death of a meme.