We’re All Worrying About The Wrong Thing And This New Meme Proves It
"People in the '70s be like 'my zodiac sign is taurus', bitch you worried about the wrong zodiac."
It’s pretty common for your parents to tell you that your priorities are in the wrong place or that you’re just worried about the wrong thing altogether.
After all, that’s what parents do. But you know what else parents are great at? Telling dad jokes. One-liner, pun-heavy jokes that aren’t really funny but yet somehow are. Well, the newest meme on the block is the perfect combination of both of these things.
The ‘You Worried About The Wrong Thing’ meme drags people for doing or liking certain things, when there are other pressing matters at hand. The use of puns makes this meme not only funny, but pretty damn clever too.
mfs with a 1.5 GPA begging for some head like bro I think you’re worried about the wrong brain
— Chase (@chaselyons) January 13, 2020
girls be living in new york city just trying to get their morning cup of coffee while they’re unknowingly dating a serial killer…girl, you’re worried about the wrong joe 😭
— Reagan (@ReagansTweets) January 14, 2020
The trend actually started on TikTok, where people would question the priorities of others set to Playboi Carti’s ‘No Lie’. On the bass drop, the punchline of the joke would hit. One of the most popular videos in the trend was made by @tomcruisedoppleganger about George Bush allegedly being responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
“Bitches don’t have their pubic hair but believe 9/11 was an inside job… man you’re worried about the wrong bush,” he caption the video with over 250,000 likes.
After this, people started posting text versions of the meme on Twitter covering topics like zodiac signs, smoking and FIFA games. However, on Twitter the meme became more general, with people often calling the protagonist in the situations “motherfucker” or simply just “people” instead.
people in the 70s be like “my zodiac sign is taurus” bitch you worried about the wrong zodiac
— alexis (@PRlS0NERSS) January 21, 2020
Mfs be playing FIFA but don’t have any aspirations in life… bro you worried about the wrong goals
— Cryptic (@CrypticNoOne) January 12, 2020
mfs be 45 on tik tok making fun of young girls like their time on earth isnn't almost up… you worried about the wrong tik tok https://t.co/IDuJWaK6tN
— 💤 (@stailontanadame) January 17, 2020
mfs be watching pokemon but don't be putting no lotion on, you worried about the wrong ash bro 🤦♂️
— shofu (@shofu) January 21, 2020
Mfs be introverted and always wanna smoke…bro you worried about the wrong hi
— Cryptic (@CrypticNoOne) January 19, 2020
But some have continued the style on TikTok, with hyper-specific “You Worried About The Wrong Thing” memes being made about college students, men and women, in particular.
College students be failing intro classes but still be making time to rewatch The Office for the 3rd time…. mf you worried about the wrong office hours
— meena (@beharmee) January 15, 2020
Dudes really be moshing without deodorant. Bro, you're worried about the wrong pits.
— Simon🔜Doctor P (@SimonCez_) January 21, 2020
Bitches throw shade on social media but their foundation doesn’t match their neck.. sis you worried about the wrong shade
— stefani (@stefanimunozz) January 21, 2020
People have also used the meme to drag music fans of all kinds, referencing not only individual singers, but also groups and whole genres.
bitches be on stan Twitter but failing history, bitch u worried about the wrong 1975
— allie 🌹 (@NlCOLEROWS) January 20, 2020
bitches be depressed waiting for my chemical romance to release new music mf ur worried about the wrong chemical
— gabi !! (@BULLZlNTHEBRONX) January 20, 2020
bitches be on kpop twitter but failing math class, bitch u worried about the wrong ten
— anna (@IcvetaIk) January 21, 2020
bitches be listening to harry styles but are virgins, bitch you’re worried about the wrong cherry
— sarah jones’s y/n (@esnnyy) January 20, 2020
kpop stans always tryna spam fancams but their pee be dark yellow like bro you worried about the wrong streams
— nelly ⁷ .𖤐˚⊹ (@boaglow) January 14, 2020
And others chose to get topical with the trend, making a ‘You Worried About The Wrong Thing’ meme specifically for everyone’s favourite villain, Gun Girl.
gun girl pooped her pants at a frat party, but promotes the right to bear arms… you worried about the wrong #2 sis 😣
— cass (@cassandraaadel) January 21, 2020