Middle school, as everyone knows, is not the best time. For anyone. And this is okay! That’s kind of the entire point of middle school–to be a terrible, no-good, very bad two-year buffer period between the idyll of elementary school and the reality of high school. It is an awkward time, too. People’s bodies are changing, often at different times, which means that most people look vastly different from both one another, and as well as what they will look like in a few months.
And as with all ideas that matter, there is a meme related to this idea. It’s called “be careful who you call ugly in middle school.”
It’s not a new meme–it’s been around, Know Your Meme speculates, since this past December–but it is a pretty good one. It starts with the idea of your typical “glo-up” (someone who might not be considered conventionally attractive for one reason or another becoming more conventionally attractive later on) and posts both before and after pictures side by side. This meme is not particularly cerebral–nor does it have, I would argue, the same pure universal appeal as the Arthur’s fist meme from last week–but it has a simple kind of charm that deems it worthy of a standard internet roundup. So, check out the best of the “careful who you call ugly in middle school” memes right here:
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— Pokémon GO™ (@GOCatchPokemon) July 21, 2016
2. I mean…
Be careful who you call ugly in middle schoolpic.twitter.com/6fd07xuYSW
— TmarTn (@TmarTn) July 19, 2016
3. Characters from Spongebob, of course, has a healthy presence in this meme:
Be careful who you call ugly in middle school pic.twitter.com/pRSAmVKlbm
— we dem boyz (@turbothot) March 14, 2016
4. I mean, how could they not?
be careful who u call ugly in middle school pic.twitter.com/xqxjmHEwqk
— gary from teen mom (@garyfromteenmom) April 9, 2016
5. Winnie the Pooh also makes, um, a surprise appearance:
Be careful who you call ugly in middle schoolpic.twitter.com/QUxbbdvKyi
— communist kit kat (@anj_rajan) May 31, 2016
6. Did you know? A pair of Timbs is all it takes to glo up. Even if you are but a bottle of Hidden Valley ranch dressing:
Be careful who you call ugly in high school pic.twitter.com/PqQ1GaxMFa
— Papi Memes (@TheBardockObama) April 10, 2016
7. Michael “Vera” Cera gets it:
Be careful who you call ugly in middle school pic.twitter.com/7eIHW5qJBI
— BLen (@BLen_clutch) July 22, 2016
Be careful who you call ugly in middle school pic.twitter.com/8g9VUsr1MA
— reaper meón (@mrkruffalo) July 25, 2016
be careful who you call ugly in middle school pic.twitter.com/XhVFjtmCU4
— nick denbow (@nickdenbow11) July 15, 2016
Be careful who you call ugly in middle school pic.twitter.com/dS3THxTwuo
— bucky (@poedamcron) July 20, 2016
11. Get you a minion who can glo up <3:
Be careful who you call ugly in middle schoolpic.twitter.com/NhG86bYBxb
— Ho(e)mar (@regular_hoe) July 11, 2016
12. Ah, yes:
Be careful who you call ugly in middle school pic.twitter.com/qVJryB0CrP
— Drake (@Drrake) March 30, 2016
13. This one is too much!
Be careful who you call ugly in middle school pic.twitter.com/q4DxJtfCGt
— JohneAwesome (@JohneAwesome) July 18, 2016
14. Can you find the lie?
Be careful who you call ugly in middle school pic.twitter.com/dPm5aCfrT0
— Avery #TeamMystic (@Asr1elDr33murr) July 16, 2016
15. This causes me visceral discomfort!
Be careful who you call ugly in middle school pic.twitter.com/x9qArruKno
— Quad (@QuadPiece) July 14, 2016
16. Damn, Daniel (sorry!!!):
be careful who you call ugly in middle school pic.twitter.com/cQoBAM5Zih
— mia@ im my own wife (@miavern) July 11, 2016
17. Okay, so I saved two very good “rock”jokes for last. Here’s the first one:
Be careful who you call ugly in middle school… pic.twitter.com/WKDohlVMB7
— Lourdes (@gossipgriII) March 25, 2016
18. Rock-based humor, amirite?
Be careful who you call ugly in Middle school pic.twitter.com/tEEJkjJuN3
— Life Hacks (@LifeHacks) August 3, 2016
What do you think of this meme? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
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