Generation Z’s Top 5 Favorite Memes

December 30, 2020

By Modesty Sanchez

Who doesn’t love a great meme? That’s a rhetorical question, but the answer definitely wouldn’t be Gen Z. I’m sure it has something to do with being the first generation to grow up on the internet and with social media, but Gen Z has given us some of the best memes of our day. Here are five of their favorites.

1. Woman Yelling at Cat Meme

This meme took a while to formulate, with each screenshot being posted separately before someone had the genius idea to put the two together––and thank God they did. There are few memes funnier than this one, especially when people take the time to caption it. The cat has been yelled at for almost everything under the sun, including whether or not pineapples belong on pizza. But while the meme is dramatic by itself, the scene from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that birthed the meme is a spectacle all on its own.

2. The Blinking Guy Meme

Alright, this is definitely a classic. People of all ages are sure to have seen this gif of a man blinking incredulously at least once in their life. Is it any wonder Gen Z loves to use it as a reaction image to the most surprising and unbelievable posts made on social media? Whether these posts are about something trivial (but also very important, like the contentious debate about whether one should pour milk before or after pouring cereal), or even something serious, the gif of the blinking man almost always perfectly conveys the reaction of a young generation that fights with humor.

3. The Confused Meme

Another absolute classic reaction image, this scene is often used to capture Gen Z’s perpetual mood. Like many of the other memes mentioned, this one is used when Gen Zers are either genuinely perplexed by someone’s social media post, or are pulling a poster’s leg by pretending to be confused by their post’s ridiculous content. However it’s used, this meme is guaranteed to catch Gen Z’s attention and help them remember your brand.

4. The Virgin vs. The Chad Meme

A newer meme, the epic rivalry between the Virgin and the Chad pokes fun at incel culture while providing a humorous way for Gen Z to express their opinions. As evidenced by the above example, newer memes are associated with “the Virgin,” signifying that Gen Z doesn’t think highly of them, while classic memes surround “the Chad,” meaning old memes are much more entertaining and enjoyable.

5. Spongebob

Oh, Spongebob. Not only did it brighten Gen Z’s childhood, but it’s also proven useful in providing a variety of hilarious memes. As shown by the collage above, the beloved cartoon has provided plenty of meme material. From a misplaced Mr. Krabs, to an indifferent Squidward, to a mocking Spongebob, there truly is a Spongebob meme for everything. When looking to attract Gen Zers to your brand with a meme, a good place to start is with Spongebob; you have so many to choose from.

Memes are a great way to not only capture the attention of Gen Z, but also to promote your brand as being cool, personable, and even progressive to retain Gen Z’s business. If you’re interested in finding new and innovative ways to incorporate memes into your business, don’t hesitate to reach out to Adolescent Content or any one of our talented Gen-Z creators.

If you need help making your brand more appealing to Gen Z, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Adolescent Content so we can connect you with one of our many talented creators.