That’s exactly what happened to Allen S. Rout, and he only found out when he decided to Google himself. After scrolling through 18 pages of results, he recognized his name in a jumble of Japanese characters. A few clicks later, he was staring at one of the pictures he’d posted a decade earlier, surrounded by cartoon thought bubbles filled with Japanese characters.
Allen did some more digging and eventually discovered that his son, Stephen, has been the subject of a popular a meme in Japan for the last ten years.
The more he looked, the weirder it got – Allen happened upon a generate your own Stephen saying something app and several different versions of his boy. As a sculpture:
As a…what is this? A zombie? An Elvis zombie?
And in the clink.
Think about it – how strange, in an oddly cool sort of way, would it be to discover that for the last decade, your son’s baby picture has been a widely-circulated meme in Japan?
Or is it disturbing? BAD MOMS WANT TO KNOW.