By Kara Klenk
The initial shock from hearing that Tupac performed at Coachella, in the form of a hologram, has worn off and now the web is taking full advantage of the opportunities for humor. There has been speculation about Pac’s hologram going on tour and debates about whether resurrecting dead musicians is a bad idea, but the new slew of Holo-Pac memes are nothing short of entertaining.
Trailing the success of other parody accounts such as @AngiesRightLeg and @DarthVader, the Twittersphere welcomed @HologramTupac this week, which impressively garnered more than 30,000 followers in only a few days. @HologramTupac tweets at celebrities and fans alike, often pausing to clarify that he is not a zombie, which apparecoantly has been a point of confusion for some.
Animated GIFs have been popping up everywhere, animating the Shakur hologram into classic movies like Harry Potter , Star Wars, and Titanic . Even more still photos have been Photoshopped to turn Holo-Pac into a member of the Starship Enterprise or, fittingly, of Jem’s backup band the Holograms.
Others have taken the meme past the rapper and come up with dream lineups of other deceased stars. A parody Coachella lineup featuring solely hologram acts boasts headliners like Michael Jackson, The Clash and Mozart.
And just when you thought they’d thought of everything, you discover an animated GIF of Tupac as the popular “Haters Gonna Hate” meme. That’s right. It’s a meme of a meme! Did your head just explode from the meta cleverness of it all?
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