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Plane Jane in \'RuPaul\'s Drag Race\'
Plane Jane in \'RuPaul\'s Drag Race\'
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I Bet You Didn’t Know These Memes Stemmed From Queer Culture

Real talk, queer people are the funniest people on the internet. Memes and funny moments are constantly happening because of their creativity and humor. Most of your favorite memes were probably created by a queer person, so in celebration of Pride Month, let’s recap some of the best recent viral queer moments and memes that have taken the internet by storm. From Charli xcx’s Brat Summer to iconic Drag Race lines, here are seven memes you may not have known stem from the queer community. 


Charli xcx has championed and uplifted the queer community throughout her career. The artist also has a large queer following. With her latest album, Brat, being released during Pride Month, Charli’s Angels are obsessing over the singers’ new era. From the album cover art being all over the internet and used as a meme format to green being the color of the summer, Brat is everywhere. 

“Mama, kudos for saying that, for spilling.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race is one of the most quotable shows in herstory. The queens constantly say hilarious things that go viral. Season 16 drag queen Plane Jane took over the internet by responding to Q’s vulnerable story, saying, “Mama, kudos for saying that, for spilling.” The response secured Plane Jane a spot in the Drag Race memes of fame.

“Be Who You Are For Your Pride.”

The icon, Queen Lizzie, who created this beloved song for the queer community, sadly passed away. Not only did she create the “Be Who You Are For Your Pride” meme, but you may also recognize her from singing the viral “What Was I Made For” trending sound. Every year, the LGBTQ+ community finds joy in posting the memes stemming from the song she created. 

“Look At The State Of You.” 

Before she played Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan was the star of another popular Netflix show, Derry Girls. In Derry Girls, Coughlan played fan favorite Clare Devlin. With Polin’s season bringing more hype to the Coughlan, more fans are discovering the iconic scene where her character comes out as a lesbian. 


Replying to @yvonne one more with my mothers @nicolacoughlan #saoirsemonicajackson #derrygirls #lookatthestateofyou

♬ original sound – Charley

Saltburn Bathtub Scene 

In Saltburn, Barry Keoghan’s character, Oliver, becomes so obsessed with Jacob Elordi’s character Felix (who can blame him) that he drinks his bathwater. The scene became a meme for weeks after the movie was released. It went so far that Keoghan’s popstar girlfriend, Sabrina Carpenter, mentioned the scene in her Coachella “Nonsense” outro

“Well, yes!”

If you’re chronically online, then there’s a chance you’ve seen the saying, “Well, yes!” Though Tokyo Toni created it during a red-carpet interview, model and internet personality Alex Consani is responsible for the resurgence after saying it in a viral video in 2023. Now, it’s a classic internet response. 

EnJanae Taylor is a Her Campus national writer. She writes for the Style section, covering beauty, fashion, and decor. She graduated from LSU, earning bachelor’s degrees in fashion merchandising and journalism. She was also the entertainment editor and later the managing editor of LSU’s award-winning newspaper, The Reveille. EnJanae’ is currently a contributing writer for Southern Living. She’s previously written for The Everygirl, College Fashionista, and Basic Magazine. EnJanae’ loves everything fashion and pop culture related. Her favorite activities are going to the movies, shopping, and seeing her favorite artists in concert. She also runs a food account with her best friend and loves eating a good meal.