24 August, 2016. 11:34
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
SHE’S NEW TO THE WORLD of social media, but Wanda DeFoe is an old hand at shitposting.
The 61-year-old follows her children on Instagram and sometimes they accidently send her something on Snapchat they probably shouldn’t have. When they were in school, her children didn’t have to ask her to pull up a block from their private school so their friends wouldn’t know the family drove a Tarago – she just did.
Wanda DeFoe is a cool mum.
And now she’s even cooler, as she’s joined in Harambe shitposting with her middle son Alex, a 16-year-old who communicates his mental and social problems through memes.
On May 28, 2016, a three-year-old boy trespassed in gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and was cradled and loved by Harambe, a 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla. Fearing for the boy’s life, a zoo worker shot and killed Harambe.
In death, Harambe has spurred on and inspired a generation of meme makers and shitposters to carry on the torch lit by the great ape.
One of those meme making shitposters is Wanda DeFoe.
“I guess I’m a lot older than most Harambe shitposters, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get the whole idea of Harambe. I think it’s funny, but sad at the same time,” she said.
“Alex and I spend hours shitposting together and we’ve definitely grown closer by grieving over Harambe’s death. I’m still learning how to meme, but I’ve done a lot of tutorials and I know how to deep fry them so they look like they’ve been through the hood,”
“I can’t wait to see what the next meme is. I loved watching Arthur with my kids back in the 90s. Also, SpongeBob was hilarious as a meme. I’ve been making a few ABBA memes before bed each night incase that takes off and I need some quick OC. Alex has told me I should start my own meme page but I don’t think I’m ready yet.”
More to come.