Memes became a massive part of popular culture in the mid-2000s. Some of the most infamous memes turned ordinary people into Internet stars. Most of them never expected millions of people to repost their photos with funny captions. But the Internet is a strange and ruthless place that never forgets.
So today, we’ll look at some of the stars of infamous memes and see where they are now. Some of them capitalized on their brief moment of fame and pursued media careers. Others continued on with their regular lives, became adults, or even died. Check out their fascinating stories now.
Hide The Pain Harold
Andras Arato had one of the most surreal experiences ever. A photographer approached the Hungarian man and asked if he could use his face for stock photos. But Arato didn’t expect to appear in one of the most infamous memes ever. Everybody has seen his anguished expression as he appears to have an existential crisis in front of his computer.
However, Arato is a happy individual and decided to monetize his newfound internet fame. He created several social media accounts that captured attention and he also started a line of NFTs. Initially, his wife wasn’t happy with the Internet mocking her husband but he made it work (via The Guardian).