Why This Ruth Bader Ginsburg Debate Meme Has People Talking

The Twittersphere is abuzz today with reactions to a meme featuring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As The List – and everyone else watching — noticed during the vice presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence October 7, Pence spent several minutes not noticing the housefly that set up shop atop his white hair, while the rest of the global audience looked on and wondered how in the world he didn't notice.

The internet quickly responded with a meme that has gone viral and sparked a sally of jokes about President Trump's second-in-command. The meme — which features the words "I Sent The Fly" superimposed over a classic photo of the former justice, who was affectionately called "The Notorious RGB" by supporters — was first shared by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo. The author and filmmaker shared the meme with the simple caption "Just saying..."

The internet reacts to the RGB meme

Twitter users pounced on the chance to respond to Charlton-Trujillo's meme. One user tweeted a drawing of the former justice sporting a halo and riding a fly through a field of white hair. "Ha, I thought something similar last night...," reads the text. "It was kind of Exorcist like," posted another. Elsewhere on Twitter, The Betches Sup editorial director Amanda Duberman tweeted, "I would never have expected RBG to be reincarnated as a fly." Legendary horror author Stephen King even got in on the action, tweeting, "THE LORD OF THE FLIES, starring Mike Pence! Coming soon to a streaming platform near you."

And, as you might expect, the fly already has its own Twitter account. The bio for the instantly famous insect reads: "Pretty fly on a white guy" (riffing off the popular song by The Offspring). As of the time of publication, the account FlyOnMikePence boasted over 8,500 followers. Next thing you know, it'll be releasing hit singles and dating Kylie Jenner.