There’s a new meme circulating the internet and it’s a highly relatable and useful reaction meme.
Like the best memes, this so-called shaking mannequin head meme is fairly straightforward, which makes it that much more useful. It is just a brief video clip of a mannequin with a red wig shaking while the song “Not Okay (Alone Mix)” by SOPHIE plays in the background. That’s it!
The simple and admittedly odd video can be applied in many situations. So many situations, in fact, that the meme has gone viral and is slowly taking over the internet. According to the internet’s meme database, KnowYourMeme.com, the video was first shared on September 16th, by Twitter user @muriolirum. The video was edited down by user @Colin_Field_ who then shared their own, shorter version of the meme.
From there the meme took off as Twitter users found new scenarios in which only a shaking mannequin head would do to properly respond to a situation. That includes everything from iPhone apps before they are deleted to drinking too much coffee to suffering hangovers as an adult to discovering you are already speaking with the manager.
Me getting mad AF for the smallest inconvenience. pic.twitter.com/Vomq2Y7BJx— Eric Hernandez (@Ericsmylife) September 16, 2019
Me: I’m gonna have a nice calm, anxiety-free day.— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) September 16, 2019
Me after 4 black coffees: pic.twitter.com/r9q3fIEk4y
hangovers when you’re 18: ooh I’m a bit hungry might have a nap— Sean (@seanbgoneill) September 17, 2019
hangovers 5 years later: pic.twitter.com/WmGCoZrq5U
Me: Hey, is this decaf?— Jamie (@justbalmy) September 17, 2019
Barista: err... yeah, I think so?
[Me 20 minutes later] pic.twitter.com/gEJk9iMBIF
*everyone on Twitter clogging up your timeline with that video of the shaking red-haired mannequin*— Elias Jahshan | الياس جهشان (@Elias_Jahshan) September 17, 2019
me: roasts 5sos all day long— 5SOS STANS (@5SOSTumblrx) September 18, 2019
me when someone outside the sos fam roasts the boys pic.twitter.com/SzOXQLlnVt
No one:— Jason Ernest Bedwell (@JasonErnBedwell) September 17, 2019
Zoe Lucker: HOW LONG????? pic.twitter.com/r8Xjb84Ftd
Those shaking mannequin with the red wig memes are killing me 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Dxi9keq56t— Alana 🐝⛓ (@alanaish) September 18, 2019
Mr. Krabs: where in the high seas is Squidward?!?— Peter Marshall (@PeterJMarshall) September 18, 2019
Spongebob: you gave him the day off.