A Heroic Twitter User Discovered How Folks Behind Some Of The Internet’s Earliest Memes Have Been Living Post-Viralcy
Thanks to one Twitter user, we now know what’s happened to some of the people from OG memes.
If you ever wondered what happened to Ms. "Sitting on the Toilet" or Mr. “Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife" from memeing’s earliest years, look no further. There’s a thread for that.
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Twitter user Max Klenk conducted a “where are they now” investigation into the lives of some of our favorite people from the internet's earliest viral stars.
In an April 4 tweet, Klenk spilled the tea on some of social media’s most memorable faces and revealed what they have been up to post-internet fame.
— Max Klenk (@mklenkz) April 4, 2018
Tahji Thompson went viral with her "I Need a Pencil" rap video over eight years ago. The YouTube video has amassed nearly 30 million views and counting. Since the fame, she has served in the Navy, become a filmmaker and begun studying at Broward College.
I Need A Pencil Girl:— Max Klenk (@mklenkz) April 4, 2018
twitter- @tahjit or @NavyTahji
youtube- Tahji Thompson
she’s a US Navy Veteran who lives in Miami and now goes to Broward College. she’s a film maker and an advocate for abused and neglected children. pic.twitter.com/hKFf2l3z5W
YouTuber Elonia aka Nonnie has been an active creative online since her viral video "Sitting on the Toilet."
Sittin On Tha Toilet Girl:— Max Klenk (@mklenkz) April 4, 2018
she has a very active social media presence on Instagram (she posts like every day) and she occasionally makes YouTube videos pic.twitter.com/hvJbqk1VgR
You may remember Scarlet from the "Scarlet Takes a Tumble" video, but her name isn't Scarlet; it's Paige. In the years following her video, she appeared on several talk shows discussing the video and how it came together.
Scarlet Takes a Tumble:— Max Klenk (@mklenkz) April 4, 2018
I couldn’t find any of her social medias but after her video she appeared on many talk shows like Maury, Tyra, and Tosh.0 to discuss it. Also, her name isn’t event Scarlet it’s Paige she made the name up when she titled her video. pic.twitter.com/JZPXF7fUAc
And last but not least, Antione Dodson, aka the "Hide Yo Kids" dude from a 2010 news interview with a local NBC affiliate, turned his fame into a business. Dodson, who is now a father, capitalized on the success of "Bed Intruder Song," with merchandise and television appearances.
Bed Intruder Song Guy:— Max Klenk (@mklenkz) April 4, 2018
he gained so much money off of iTunes sales of his song that he was able to move himself and his family to a better area. he was super gay until he decided he didn’t want to be, and now he has a son 😂 pic.twitter.com/GoK3EpTuvM