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Raise a glass to all the MGTOWs owning themselves with this Leonardo DiCaprio meme

MGTOWs love making memes with this famous photo of Leonardo DiCaprio, sporting a slightly smug smile, raising a glass of champagne to toast, well, whatever it was he was toasting. In this picture, Leo seems to represent their platonic ideal of the MGTOW attitude, exuding the self-confidence they wish they had.

So they love to pretend that Leo is speaking for them.

You get the idea.

There’s just one little problem with the MGTOW appropriation of this meme: this is a still from the most recent film version of The Great Gatsby, in which Leo played none other than Jay Gatsby.

I can only assume that the MGTOWs using this meme never read the book or saw the film(s), because Jay Gatsby isn’t exactly a man going his own way in any sense of the term; he’s a man brought low by his obsession with a woman who just happens to be married to another dude. I’m hesitant to divulge any big spoilers, but at the end of the book, let’s just say he isn’t in a position to toast anyone or anything.

Or maybe this isn’t a self-own after all. Gatsby is consumed by his obsession with one woman; MGTOWs, for all their talk of going their own way, are consumed by their obsession with women in general.

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Lizzie
Lizzie
9 months ago

Although Jonatan’s comments are not very coherent, I find it interesting that he, like others of his ilk, switch to juvenile name calling and abuse IN AN INSTANT as if that is a winning strategy.
Future abusive commenters: save your breath. We don’t do abusive name calling here, so you are just immediately showing yourselves to be the equivalent of shit-throwing monkeys at the zoo. Sure, shit throwing gets people to back off, but it doesn’t help you to get out of your cage.

Naglfar
Naglfar
9 months ago

@Lizzie
It’s because that’s all they know how to do. They’re unable to tread water when it comes to reality, because reality is a left wing/feminist/Jewish/whatever conspiracy against cishet white men. /s

Last edited 9 months ago by Naglfar
Lizzie
Lizzie
9 months ago

As if reality wasn’t enough to test their survival skills, they have to add so many mean spirited overlays that make their own lives worse…

JellyBean
JellyBean
8 months ago

I think MGTOW like DiCaprio because he has publicly said that he has no intention of ever getting married, yet he still has young attractive girlfriends. Plus, he’s famous, makes very good money, and is generally considered to be quite good-looking and likeable. I think that’s why they use his image. #MGTOWgoals

They want to be DiCaprio, not Gatsby, but it doesn’t make their use of this image any less ironic or amusing.

Gatsby bent over backwards to reach the goal of having the love of his life, whom he put on a pedestal, even as he began to realise that she was no longer the same young woman he fell in love with.

“Her voice is full of money,” [Gatsby] said suddenly. (They left that part out of the movie). She had grown used to being the wife of a sports star from a family full of old money. Even as Gatsby began to see that deep down she had given up the ideal of romance and would rather stay where she was comfortable in “[her] money and [her] vast carelessness” he continued to pursue her, which I assume any respectable MGTOW member would mercilessly shame a real Jay Gatsby for.