The Internet wasn’t done lambasting Maria B and her husband after the two failed to recognize their own privilege. So what better way to keep this going than turning them into the next big meme?
Maria B’s husband Tahir Saeed was arrested on charges of concealment of a Coronavirus case and endangering the lives of others when they sent one of their house help to his hometown when he tested positive for COVID-19. Maria B took to social media, also claimed to have involved the Prime Minister and Army Chief, and her husband is a free bird.
It didn’t end there, as they then blamed the government for their actions when they were bashed online for their negligence amid a fatal pandemic.
So Desi Twitter thought let’s do this in a language we all know too well. And lo and behold, we got memes.
This meme fest started off calling out the designer and her husband’s privilege.
— AS (@AScf90) March 25, 2020
Oh noes pic.twitter.com/kyoZGnZP9Y
— ST (@shobz) March 25, 2020
Particularly bringing up the ‘criminal negligence‘. (Thank you, Shehbaz Sharif, for that phrase)
Pakistani society: let's unite to defeat this deadly pandemic
Pakistani elites pic.twitter.com/FdYys6OO99
— Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) March 25, 2020
Speaking of calling people out.
“Can you really love Malcolm X, if you hate Ali Wazir?” pic.twitter.com/UKL8mbSVC1
— Aisha. (@aishha17_) March 25, 2020
Soon enough Netizens had strayed from their path and broadened the spectrum.
Desi parents when their daughter rejects her first cousin. pic.twitter.com/VBMu9T5pxg
— Hoe for growth (@Affanarchist) March 25, 2020
This is so relatable right now.
Demonstrating Corona Symptoms . head ache and Cough pic.twitter.com/3aHJzdv6hV
— Nausheen Yusuf (@nausheenyusuf) March 25, 2020
Good thing there weren’t too many political memes.
Malick when SBP doesn’t cut rates by 400 bps. pic.twitter.com/Mycb002M0z
— soz (@ehrmantaunt) March 25, 2020
Nothing beats a meme for classic interactions.
Me and mom at parent teacher meeting pic.twitter.com/6NngVKszsv
— Moochar (@AsliBinLaden) March 25, 2020
See what we mean by the classics. Always relevant and handy.
my friends when i tell them i'm in love again pic.twitter.com/YcBQZU9R5A
— Faizan. (@merabichrayaar) March 25, 2020
Then there’s another kind of classics.
Parents: Koe pasand hai tau bata do
*shows the pasand*
— Ludo (@PsychedSam) March 25, 2020
When you are watching tv with family
And suddenly a bold scene comes: pic.twitter.com/kFrO6tVBCs
— Nabeel Hashmi (@iNabeelHashmi) March 25, 2020
Sugar, spice, and a little vice. All the ingredients for a good meme.
yajooj majooj every morning when the sun rises in the east pic.twitter.com/yyZYu94c9s
— Mav (@404mav) March 25, 2020
When your husband is still at sucking thumbs stage of mental development. pic.twitter.com/pTJEhzqSbd
— usmar ashraf (@usmarashraf) March 25, 2020
And it keeps getting hilarious:
Burger parents when their children say lota instead of ass washing jug: pic.twitter.com/LmH5EkfXfH
— Faizan (@Oyefaizi) March 25, 2020
me and my best friend pretending to be surprised during qiyamat when we find out we’re going to hell pic.twitter.com/n19i1M6rJT
— Mav (@404mav) March 25, 2020
My mom complaining about neighbour's son smoking hash
Me who supplies: pic.twitter.com/mNE2FF43fx
— Asad (@Sab_Maya_Hay) March 25, 2020
Daily Bloodbath at Pakistan Stock Exchange.
— Rao (@CasualRao) March 25, 2020
When elitias find that someone bought a more expensive bakra than them on Eid pic.twitter.com/h5lVEVIbDG
— Halaku Khan (@HalakuKhan_) March 25, 2020
When your sister starts throwing a tantrum about who ate her chocolate that she was saving up in the fridge and it was you pic.twitter.com/lSHvjAAcfE
— expert on everything™ (@CharsiBhangi) March 25, 2020
when you ask your parents to lower the volume of their mobile phones while watching whatsapp videos: pic.twitter.com/VgwqLeFZeG
— . (@undeadasad) March 25, 2020
Me: *developing a crush on the same boy again and again*
My heart and brain: pic.twitter.com/3d36Ph4Fhb
— Nur (@KakarWithOneK) March 25, 2020
Psyduck in every Pokemon episode: pic.twitter.com/dU9CB7yyBr
— Bæ (@Einstonerrr) March 25, 2020
While these memes were made in good humor they do call out some of our biases. Since the Coronavirus is the closest thing to an apocalypse we’ll be seeing in our lifetime, better get to self-improvement now.