Ever since vaccinations became available for pretty much every age and risk group, it seems like some people are not willing to stop their preachy Covid-shaming. Twitter is one place where this is super obvious. At this point in the pandemic, we're all well aware of Covid-19's myriad risks, as well as the risks of not taking it seriously. But if the CDC is saying that vaccinated people can travel - why are so many Twitter users insisting that they stay home? Whatever the reason, the preachy tweets have started a meme. And we're enjoying it way more than its self-important inspiration.
The meme riffs off of a tweet from American sociologist Crystal Fleming, who reminded her followers, "Please don't think being fully vaxxed is a license to go buck wild this summer. With that mentality, we'll never get out of this mess. Delayed gratification, y'all. Yes, things will gradually improve but if we're lucky, getting vaxxed now might save the summer of 2022.." Instead of focusing on the pandemic, the meme mixes the "fully vaxxed" part with references from popular books, movies, and tv shows.. And pretty much all of Twitter is getting in on it. We've put together some of our favorite referential tidbits (I mean, Wandavision, come on), but you can find a daunting albeit entertaining selection using that handy dandy Twitter search tool. They may not be the funniest tweets in the world, but they sure beat "experts" and their virtue signaling.
being vaccinated does NOT mean you can invite six people you’ve been blackmailing over and pretend to be your butler while coercing them into killing all your informants. no matter how convoluted your scheme might be. please be smart.— Matt Ford (@JMatthiasFord) April 7, 2021
Being vaccinated does NOT mean you can invite three men who you believe might be your father to your destination wedding in Greece without telling anyone.— Lauren Pokedoff (@LaurenPokedoff) April 6, 2021
being vaccinated does NOT mean you can start a theme park on an island populated with dinosaurs cloned from dna found in prehistoric mosquitoes, so preoccupied with whether you could that you didn't stop to think if you should.— Emma Bolden (@emmabo) April 7, 2021
Being vaccinated does NOT mean you can host an extravagant party at your West Egg mansion that symbolizes the superficiality and moral corruption of the rich— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) April 7, 2021
Being vaccinated does NOT mean you can invite 5 children and their adult chaperones to your chocolate factory to be masochistically tortured in various candy making processes while you arbitrarily choose one to inherit your fortune— Kyle Patrick (@kyry5) April 7, 2021
being vaccinated does NOT mean that you can go on vacation to Italy and pretend to be your pop star doppelgänger and perform to thousands of people at the Colosseum.— elly belle 🔮 (they/them) (@literElly) April 7, 2021
being vaccinated does NOT mean you can go on a road trip across Mexico with your best friend and a Spanish woman you met at a wedding, then betray each other along the way, think about mortality by the beach, and eventually end up in a steamy threesome that tests your friendship.— Carlos Aguilar (@Carlos_Film) April 8, 2021
Being vaccinated does NOT mean that you can steal the Declaration of Independence to follow a secret treasure map written on the back while being pursued by a a group of well-funded mercenaries. Please be safe.— Deanna Schwartz (@deannaschwartzz) April 8, 2021
being vaccinated does NOT mean that you can separate your twin daughters during your divorce and move to napa while your wife moves to london and then never tell your daughters that they have a twin sister AND a living parent, leading to them meeting each other at summer camp...— seynique (@seynique) April 7, 2021
Being vaccinated does not mean one can simply walk into Mordor— Elyse Willems (@ElyseWillems) April 8, 2021
Being vaccinated does NOT mean that you have to dye your hair blonde, adopt a cute chihuahua, get accepted to Harvard Law School to win back your ex & then realize that you were too good for him all along- but it is an option.— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) April 8, 2021
Being vaccinated does NOT mean you can make a jock, brain, an athlete, prom queen, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal spend a whole Saturday together in detention where they discover they had a lot more in common than they thought.— 🎃Ghost Maggie 🎃 (@maggieserota) April 8, 2021
Being vaccinated does NOT mean you can host a party at your dead boss’s beach house while pretending he is still alive— stoned cold fox (@roastmalone_) April 8, 2021