Apparently director Baz Luhrmann thought we all needed a reminder that Elvis Presley - yes, that Elvis Presley - was indeed a white man. In the newest biopic Elvis, which tells the life story of 'The King', there's a scene where Tom Hanks' character, Tom Parker finds out that Elvis is white. Having only heard Elvis on the radio, the greedy talent manager's eyes light up like it's goddamn Christmas morning.
THE ELVIS “HE’S WHITE??” CLIP FINALLY DROPPED pic.twitter.com/lwMABts7ox— fahrenheit periodt (@duddersj) August 9, 2022
These things tend to have a life of their own once the internet gets a hold of them. So once the clip started making the rounds on Twitter, it was only a matter of time before the memes started rolling in.
Billy telling Jason and the others that Zordon is building a new Power Ranger. pic.twitter.com/had7rCP8qs— Working on a Project (@ShadowThePika) August 10, 2022
I'm here for this Slim Shady reference.
Excited for the Eminem biopic to reference this scene https://t.co/UTmsenAmNX— Jim Gisriel (@JimmFORCE) August 10, 2022
this is what Tom hanks says when he sees Chet come in the house https://t.co/j6Zy5abunH— tommy bayer (@tommybayertime) August 9, 2022
When the Fellowship discover that Gandalf is somehow alive again after meeting ruin at the bridge of Khazad-dûm https://t.co/vSI7z31Dib— ❁ (@mattcrotts) August 9, 2022
Big Ten basketball teams going over the Badgers scouting report https://t.co/0obqzCbg92— akschaaf (@akschaaf) August 9, 2022
this is what i imagine what everyone's reaction was when they heard jack harlow for the first time https://t.co/63bFfZERxb— ᴺᵒᵇˡᵉ`•.¸¸.• (@NobleCyr_) August 10, 2022
Bill Belichick when he hears about an undrafted slot WR https://t.co/V1nfCOwg3O— Caleb (@calebpcrain) August 9, 2022
Nobody is safe from the wrath of the 'Elvis is white' meme!
James Franco playing Fidel Castro https://t.co/wzYWWSzkDk— Rafa Sales Ross (@rafiews) August 9, 2022
my fam when I first told them about my bf https://t.co/Z2OaeqmzoO— gabi (@gabiwhoa) August 9, 2022
The Royal Family after they got the news about Archie’s birth. https://t.co/O7NKq5z7pi— Destiny Jackson (@DestinyDreadful) August 9, 2022
I for one am glad that we have a brand new meme format. It's rare, these days that we get such a perfect blend of chaos, comedy, and commentary on pop culture all in one meme. But if it does nothing else, the new Elvis movie gave us that. And we are eternally grateful.