The latest meme trend to sweep social media is Bill Clinton swag, photoshopping new albums into a pic from the 90s.
The image is of then-President Bill Clinton sitting on the ground, lovingly holding an album. He’s got a set of vintage headphones on while he listens. On the ground beside him are three additional records. Meme makers are photoshopping their favorite albums into the image and sharing it online.
The person sharing the image will tag their favorite people to do the Bill Clinton swag challenge.
The website Bill Clinton Swag has a template for the meme so you can make your own. All you need to do is pick four album covers you want to feature in your image, then upload it to Instagram and tag friends.
The original image itself is a photoshopped image created for a satire article back in 1999. The Onion created the image to accompany an article entitled, “Clinton Writes Fan Letter to Joan Jett.” The original photoshopped image featured four Joan Jett albums in the picture.
The Bill Clinton swag challenge has existed in some form since 2012. A post on Rap Genius from 2014 reveals it’s been popular among music lovers for quite a while.
It wasn’t until everyone went under lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic that the trend went viral. Now people can create their own version of the Bill Clinton album image.
“Bill cranking the JAMS today, what’s on your quarantine playlist?” one user writes on Instagram.
So far, President Clinton hasn’t responded to being featured in the latest meme trend on social media. But then again, no one has challenged him to make his own version of it, either.
Can someone challenge the former president so we can get a non-photoshopped template going for music fans to share?