As a public service to those of you struggling with the series of tubes that is the internet, we occasionally offer explanations for viral internet phenomena.
This week, we will look at the “Leonardo DiHapprio” Meme.
As defined by www.knowyourmeme.com, ”Leo Strut (also known as “Leonardo DiHapprio”) is a photoshopped exploitable that uses an image taken of Leonardo DiCaprio during the filming of Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”. The original image is of DiCaprio doing a jolly strut down a street, but has been photo shopped into several scenes that usually depict a catastrophe or terrible happening, similar to Disaster Girl. DiCaprio is shopped into the scene, as if he could have stopped the incident or helped people nearby, but instead continues throughout the scene doing his jolly strut.”
And so we at TRC offer this example as an illustration: