The Weeknd’s Super Bowl halftime show was one of the most anticipated pop culture events of the young year, and he didn’t disappoint. It was a whirring display of red glitter, blaring vocals, and a cavalcade of bandaged dancers storming the field. The Weeknd played some of his biggest hits, a bunch of which mention using drugs.
Naturally, the internet made the connection. Running around in a golden hall of mirrors just hits different when you’re singing about doing coke. It also paves the way for plenty of other jokes, too—turns out a trippy halftime show during a dystopian pandemic Super Bowl is perfect fodder for social media jokes. Who would’ve thought?
The Super Bowl halftime show was great on its own merit. But it wouldn’t be a collective viewing experience without Twitter and Instagram memes. Heck, even Dan Rather got in on the action. Here are some of our favorites from last night.
what my pizza rolls see from inside the microwave pic.twitter.com/GavZzw7cQR
— Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) February 8, 2021
When you lose your mom in the grocery store as a kid pic.twitter.com/TmielDO3ov
— BJ ®? (@BASEDJESUS) February 8, 2021
— Cannabis News (@ChronicReports) February 8, 2021
the Pepsi halftime show but every song is about coke ?
— sasha (@sashakalra) February 8, 2021
me trying to follow the hostess to my table at the Cheesecake Factory pic.twitter.com/mhB6LKCIiF
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) February 8, 2021
Me trying to get out of an IKEA. pic.twitter.com/flJA2fWmnt
— Nathan Wood (@itsnatewood) February 8, 2021
Trying to figure out which email has the Zoom link in it. pic.twitter.com/zlFo7SQwd5
— Jenn McClearen (@jmcclearen) February 8, 2021
Joe biden every morning looking for the Oval Office pic.twitter.com/HCDW7x61kA
— first-mate prance (@bocxtop) February 8, 2021
Imagine starting life as a coca leaf in South America and this being the last thing you see pic.twitter.com/LxLSPehvK9
— 44 (@MattBerry05) February 8, 2021
Drunk AF FaceTiming your homies pic.twitter.com/Fpryq2NFjG
— Shitheadsteve (@shitheadsteve__) February 8, 2021
with my mom at the mall when I look up from the gameboy and realize I’ve been following a random lady for 10 minutes pic.twitter.com/fDtXXHjRVS
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) February 8, 2021
This is the most people that have worn masks in Florida in months. pic.twitter.com/oK0tBbMBMY
— joel solomon (@joelwsolomon) February 8, 2021
Me, not so long ago, trying to figure out what a “meme” was. ? pic.twitter.com/K61qQ8pnMR
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) February 8, 2021
Trying to transfer from the F to the 1 at 14th Street pic.twitter.com/e2Rts9LGgu
— Matt Barbot (@BarbotRobot) February 8, 2021
When everyone thought you died at the pregame but you show up at the club pic.twitter.com/8LI6IbrZn4
— MyTherapistSays (@MyThrpstSays) February 8, 2021