28 November 2011

And then there was 'Third World Win'

The meme #firstworldproblems has become quite popular as of late and has lead to a bit of push back from the likes of novelist Teju Cole who wrote a series of tweets pointing out that people in the 'third world' experience many of the same problems that are listed in the meme.

Now, a spin off has been launched that seeks to look at the other side of the coin and illustrate 'Third World Wins.' Playing on blatant stereotypes, this meme illustrates how a lack of understanding can lead to outcomes such as the picture featured.  There is an element of satire, but It is evident that any chance of it has been quickly lost.  What is disappointing is that people will find these genuinely funny and miss the irony.