COLLEGE STATION, TX — A local man found himself embroiled in controversy today as he was accused of perpetrating “digital orangeface” after sharing a Donald Trump meme on Twitter.
“I had no idea I was doing anything insensitive,” said Andrew Shoaf. “I was just replying to someone’s tweet with a GIF of Trump leaning into the podium microphone and saying ‘Wrong,’ but I guess I’m not allowed to do that because I’m white and not orange? I’m really sorry!”
Shoaf’s apology was not immediately accepted by the online community. “There’s really no excuse for this type of behavior,” said Travis Buerky of the Coalition to End Appropriation of Orange People Culture. “Orange people have suffered too many indignities throughout history to have white oppressors using them for jokes. These types of memes and GIFs should be reserved for use only by other members of the orange community. Be better!”
Activist groups were quick to come out and defend President Trump, Hulk Hogan, the Oompa Loompas from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and other members of the orange race. “White people have taken enough from people of color,” said Tammy, a local woman who is now orange from spray-tan abuse. “These GIFs belong to us. Not you!”
At publishing time, internet users from around the globe were scrambling to adjust to a world in which they were no longer allowed to use Donald Trump GIFs, which surprisingly make up a reported 96% of all GIFs shared on the world wide web.
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