Michael Phelps Made a Grumpy #PhelpsFace, and the Internet Loved It

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Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian ever, and now the subject of TWO memes. Everyone remembers his bong-rippin’ ways from 2009. (Like Miguel Navia, Phelps is a swimmer who got a second chance.) But at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this week, Phelps out-memed himself.

When South African swimmer Chad le Clos put in his headphones and did a little dance before the 200m butterfly, plenty of people found it cute and endearing. Dead last on that list? Michael Phelps. Check out the face he made:

  • Source: www.youtube.com / Via: www.youtube.com

  • Naturally, the people of the internet went hog-wild with memes. My favorite is this high-quality GIF of Michael Phelps as Anakin Skywalker in the scene where (spoiler alert for a decade-old movie) he kills the padawans. Unfortunately the image won’t embed on our website. So here’s a tweet with basically the same point:

  • Source: twitter.com / Via: twitter.com

  • Check out the video above for even more hilarious tweets. What do you think? Is #PhelpsFace the meme we all deserve, or will it die out as soon as the Olympics are over? Let us know in the comments below or @WhatsTrending on Twitter!


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