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Olivia Rodrigo Visited The White House – And Instantly Became A Meme

"Olivia Rodrigo could be the president but Joe Biden could never write 'favorite crime'."

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14: Pop music star and Disney actress Olivia Rodrigo makes a brief statement to reporters at the beginning of the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on July 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Rodrigo is partnering with the White House to promote COVID-19 vaccination outreach to her young fans. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Everywhere you go, you’re hearing people saying it: Olivia Rodrigo went to The White House.

The young pop sensation attended an event at the Oval Office in order to encourage young people to get vaccinated, giving a short, sweet and down-to-Earth speech about the importance of getting the jab.

“I am beyond humbled and honoured to be here today to help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccination,” Rodrigo said. “I am in awe of the work President Biden and Dr. Fauci have done and was happy to lend my support to this initiative.

“It’s important to have conversations with friends and family members to get vaccinated.”

But although increasing youth vaccination was the ostensible reason for the visit, it also had another unintended side effect: a veritable shedload of memes.

Yup, in the hours since Rodrigo was snapped looking happy and healthy on the Oval Office lawns, the image has become a massive sensation on the internet, with her smiling face plastered all over Twitter timelines.

There are those who think that the moment looks like a promo poster for a rom-com we wish existed…

…and there are those who wish journalists had their priorities straight.

And then there are the stranger jokes, off-kilter takes about the admittedly rather dystopian (while still hopeful and important) sight of a young musician touting the vaccine in the middle of a plague.

 

A worthy cause and some incredible memes? Chalking this one up as a win.


Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images