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Memes: Fun, Sarcasm, Passive Aggression or just a bad pun?

In this culture of making and tagging people in memes, sometimes people go far in rearranging the context of a particular gesture, dialogue or art so as to elicit laughter. Earlier it was a harmless creative act intended for fun, but now a days it has become the caricature for Sarcasm and Passive Aggression. Which is again fine, to an extent. After all, we have a right to expression, at least we may believe so. But sometimes, the realignment/remodeling of the context is so cruel on the original context that if you are aware about the latter, it elicits sadness and not the intended fun it was supposed to.
Why sadness? Because even though you will hear/see something, it won’t have the kind of affect it should have on you. It would just result in a momentary laugh and endless tagging!
P.s: I just saw the a video yesterday, and then I saw this meme today. And the sad part is that if i had seen the meme on the day before yesterday, I would have laughed and tagged to. But today, I couldn’t. I couldn’t because I know the context.

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