It’s finally December, which means it’s time to look back on all the funny celeb moments that became meme-worthy over the last 12 months. The stars delivered when it came to making us laugh, even though some of these funny moments were likely unintentional. Relive the most hilarious moments that turned into memes in 2021.
Bernie Sanders wearing a pair of chunky mittens
When the senator rolled up to the inauguration looking cross while wearing a pair of chunky mittens, the image immediately went viral. Bernie sitting in his chair was photoshopped into pretty much everything, from famous paintings to The Bachelor. His website even sold sweatshirts with the hilarious image on it, with all of proceeds going to Meals on Wheels Vermont.
Out on the town having the time of my life with a bunch of friends pic.twitter.com/Qu7UpVTKgQ
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 20, 2021
— Bachelor Nation (@bachnation) January 20, 2021
The Weeknd’s backstage maze of lights at Super Bowl LV
The Weeknd crushed his Super Bowl LV halftime performance in February, but the moment that really stole the show wasn’t the bandaged backup dancers or the elaborate fireworks, but rather when the Toronto native scurried around backstage in a maze of lights. His confusion made for one of the most relatable moments ever.
Me trying to find the exit in IKEA pic.twitter.com/eJVas7q7DM
— I Stand With IATSE (@californiabarby) February 8, 2021
what my pizza rolls see from inside the microwave pic.twitter.com/GavZzw7cQR
— Ryan (@RyanSchocket) February 8, 2021
Oprah interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
When Oprah sat down with the couple in March for what would become a pretty explosive interview, her reactions to the shocking bombshells they dropped about the royal family were evident on her face and quickly went viral.
Phone call Text pic.twitter.com/z9FLGGuKwx
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 13, 2021
Being asked to enter my work history after already uploading my resume pic.twitter.com/amxp5KZd69
— Mike “I am the prize” Jenkins. #Thanoswasright (@skinny_que) March 8, 2021
Kathryn Hahn’s wink
When WandaVision took over pop culture earlier this year, Kathryn Hahn’s performance as Agatha Harkness stole every scene. Her hilarious wink became the perfect reaction for pretty much every scenario.
me telling my computer i’ll update everything tomorrow pic.twitter.com/5NIGfcJfB7
— Kristen Arnett (@Kristen_Arnett) February 28, 2021
me telling myself I’ll exercise during lockdown pic.twitter.com/NUHEu97Hpk
— ❄️Elsie Lovelock❄️ (@ElsieLovelock) March 1, 2021
Beyoncé surprised reaction at the Grammys
The singer made history at the Grammys this year when it was announced she tied the all-time record for most Grammy wins by a female artist. When host Trevor Noah caught her off guard to tell her the news by stopping her from leaving the stage, her face — a mix of shock, surprise and confusion — was captured in a picture that circulated on Twitter.
Beyoncé’s face is me on every Zoom call. pic.twitter.com/rBoI3S4T4P
— Danielle Pinnock (@bodycourage) March 15, 2021
The ‘French Dispatch’ cast at the Cannes Film Festival
When Timothée Chalamet, director Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray stepped out in a series of very different outfits at the Cannes Film Festival for Anderson’s latest film The French Dispatch, the internet immediately took notice and quickly crafted this clever meme.
— Jessica Shortall🧂🥴 (@jessicashortall) July 14, 2021
pitch, first draft, final proof, comments section pic.twitter.com/4IFQgO0DB3
— Ferris Jabr (@ferrisjabr) July 14, 2021
Kim Kardashian’s outfit at the Met Gala
Kim always knows how to create a stir, and her dramatic all-black Balenciaga outfit inspired some of the funniest memes we’ve seen all year. She drew comparisons to Harry Potter, a demon and more.
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Hilary Duff’s viral dance moves
Nearly 14 years ago, Hilary Duff performed “With Love” live on TV, and the stiff choreography and awkward moves blew up on TikTok and Twitter this year, with users re-creating the cringey moves and setting it to different songs. Duff even re-created the performance on her own TikTok.
Hilary Duff dancing to City Girls. You’re welcome ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7BU6AfHYIn
— Taylor Gray 🤘🏼 (@taygrayofficial) May 27, 2021
Hilary Duff just made an iconic return to TikTok:
Dancing her “With Love” choreo, alongside her 2007 performance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno👏 pic.twitter.com/MRYG8LLa1Z
— Rachael Ellenbogen (@TheRachaelE) November 15, 2021
Lady Gaga, Jared Leto and Adam Driver on the red carpet
At the House of Gucci premiere, the cast stepped out in some glam outfits. The image of the trio posing together quickly took off, and the contrast with Driver’s classic black suit compared to Gaga and Leto’s more colourful outfits sparked some delightfully funny comparisons:
Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa pic.twitter.com/NYLfBu37cM
— Oliver Sachgau 🧑🎄 (@sachgau) November 12, 2021
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