By David Futrelle
It’s hard to think of a more embarrassing memetic self-own than the ubiquity of the “hot white girl complaining about white genocide” memes on the alt-right internet.
You know the ones: the memes featuring gauzy, artfully photoshopped pics of young women — sometimes very young — that are festooned with weirdly turgid captions about the alleged dangers of race-mixing and demands that “the Beauty of the White Aryan Woman Must Not Perish from the Earth.”
Almost none of the women in these memes are actual white supremacists. Like Bizarro World versions of college admissions offices sneakily photoshopping black faces into all-white crowds to make their schools look more diverse than they really are, the white supremacist meme makers have decided to solve their own demographic problem — the fact that there are almost no women in the alt-right — by drafting unwitting stock photo and glamour models (and even a few unlucky selfie-posters) to be the spokeswomen for the Aryan race, or at least the most racist portion of it.
This isn’t a new phenomenon. I wrote about former KKK Grand Wizard and current dirty old man David Duke’s penchant for posting pics of young hotties forced to spout racist sentiments. And I’ve written as well about the Daily Stormer’s attempt to turn Taylor Swift into an unwilling white-supremacist mouthpiece — at least until the Nazi memers had their hearts broken when they discovered that she actually hates them.
But whenever I poke around in the world of alt-right memery I fund myself struck by how persistent these memes — despite the fact that they’re basically one huge self-own, revealing the alt-right to be filled to overflowing with lonely, horny dudes obsessed with women (and teenage girls) way too young for them.
Also, I’m struck again and again by just how inept these guys are at making memes, with many of the memes in this particular genre clotted with embarrassingly prolix disquisitions on the alleged perfection of the white race, sometimes in type so small they’re hard to read.
Here are some of the most cringeworthy of the “Aryan Babe” memes I’ve come across recently.
Yeah, pretty sure she’s not thinking any of that.
I like how the word “JEWS” is highlighted, in case you happened to miss the anti-Semitism at first glance.
Dude, maybe next time use a pic without a watermark?
Well, that’s not any better.
Love to feature small children in racist memes about rape!
And speaking of children:
Speaking of “FORCED,” neither of these kids asked to be included in racist memes, dudes!
You may have to read this next one twice. Even though it’s so badly designed that it’s hard to read even once.
Graphic design is my passion!
These Nazi memers seem to be equally passionate about really young, or at least young-looking women.
At this point you may want a shower … for your eyes.
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