Kamala Harris Memes Flood Internet as Her Reactions to Mike Pence Go Viral

Memes of Democratic Senator Kamala Harris flooded the internet during the Wednesday night vice presidential debate as social media users posted humorous images and videos that highlighted her opposition to Republican Vice President Mike Pence.

One of the earliest memes posted during the debate was from the Republican-led political action committee, The Lincoln Project, focusing on Harris' face as she listened to Pence speak.

All of us hearing Pence's lies. pic.twitter.com/gRuDzn2yXs

— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 8, 2020

One of the most viral memes came from American activist Jamira Burley, who seemed to strike a nerve about men condescending to women.

Every woman I know has given this look when some man attempts to mansplain or present an idea that isn’t theirs. #VPDebate pic.twitter.com/l02K8eIzO4

— Jamira Burley (@JamiraBurley) October 8, 2020

Another also focused on Harris' facial reactions as she listened to Pence's responses throughout the debate.

tonight’s debate in four perfect Kamala Harris reaction shots pic.twitter.com/grcCbQJicU

— Kay Taylor Rea (@kaytaylorrea) October 8, 2020

Self-described "pop-culture enthusiast" Tevin JC compared Harris' facial reactions to that of Elektra, a fictional performer in Ryan Murphy's ballroom drama series Pose, whose animated facial expressions regularly deliver some of the show's funniest moments.

Kamala is sitting there like... pic.twitter.com/bKESxvXRfV

— Tevin JC (@TevinJC) October 8, 2020

A meme from American commentator and editor of PC Magazine, Lance Ulanoff, highlighted comedian Maya Rudolph's depiction of Harris on the long-running comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live.

I imagine Maya Rudolph is watching this debate like. #Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/pqm4E0IBuP

— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) October 8, 2020

Washington Post contributor Jonathan Capehart succinctly summarized Harris' sentiments in the debate by showing an animated GIF of the vice-presidential nominee.

Tonight's debate message in one gif. pic.twitter.com/xGANIr29zn

— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) October 7, 2020

The pro-choice organization NARAL posted an animated GIF of Harris repeatedly shutting down Pence's attempts to interrupt her.

"I'm speaking." 🔥🔥🔥 from @KamalaHarris tonight. #VPDebate pic.twitter.com/pnMLn4zxMY

— NARAL (@NARAL) October 8, 2020

Before the debate, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at the plexiglass divider between Harris and Pence, meant to serve as protection against possible COVID-19 transmission, by comparing it to the protective glass between FBI Agent Clarice Starling and cannibal Hannibal Lecter in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs.

The ideal plexiglass barrier for tonight's debate pic.twitter.com/gdIZ8WsTGV

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 7, 2020
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Memes of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California have started flooding the internet during her Vice Presidential debate with Republican Vice President Mike Pence. Al Drago/Getty

Commentator and radio show host Zerlina Maxwell also alluded to Pence's proximity to Trump and other Republicans who have since tested positive for COVID-19 by suggesting that Harris should spray Pence with Lysol disinfectant at the start of the debate.

If I’m Kamala I’m coming into the debate like this tonight pic.twitter.com/KjJCsNG6QF

— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) October 7, 2020

Josh Marshall, a contributor of Talking Points Memo, posted a video of a boxing match as an "infographic" of Harris' treatment of Republican President Donald Trump during the debate.

A good infographic of this debate where Harris is ignoring Pence and pummeling Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/FrTvSDvrHJ

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 8, 2020

Artist Aman Chaudhary depicted Pence as a literal gaslight as a way to accuse him of "gaslighting,"a term for manipulating someone into questioning their own sanity. The Trump administration has often been accused of gaslighting Americans by getting them to doubt news and scientific reports.

She has Pence on a loop. The debate is just Sen. Kamala Harris vs Gaslighting now. pic.twitter.com/SPwNMGbik6

— Aman Chaudhary - Art (@AmanCreates) October 8, 2020

While many Twitter users made note of the fly that landed on Pence's head during the debate, one in particular juxtaposed Harris' face while Pence looked down, oblivious of the fly that was on him.

out of context Kamala disgusted by the fly on Pence's head and refuses to debate him until it's removed 😔 pic.twitter.com/y2jwNfCR81

— Flavorful Feral (@FeralFlavorful) October 8, 2020

Newsweek contacted Harris for comment.