Team USA gets meme treatment for gloves at Opening Ceremony
The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are officially underway, and we already have our first meme of the Games courtesy of the good ol’ US of A.
The United States Olympic team arrived for Friday’s Opening Ceremony ready for the elements, as evidenced by some giant suede gloves that they all wore as they marched out as a collective unit in front of the South Korean crowd.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 10, 2018
The ridiculous-looking mitts were unable to escape the watchful eye of the Internet, and Twitter offered some hilarious memes in response.
— Lauren Andrich (@laurenandrich) February 9, 2018
me at the US Olympic team’s gloves: pic.twitter.com/RudkuBQ5CN
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) February 10, 2018
— Adam Jones (@Adam_N_Jones) February 10, 2018
WHAT ARE THOSE GLOVES? IS THE US TEAM GOING TO TAKE PART IN FALCONRY AFTER THE CEREMONY? #OpeningCeremony
— Stephanie Bacon (@stalyba) February 10, 2018
Those gloves are so embarrassing. I promise guys, that's not how we dress in the US. #OpeningCeremony
— Briig Hardi (@hardi_slam) February 10, 2018
— Aussie (@sweetieelaine2) February 10, 2018
Why did the US Olympic team steal all the gloves my dad use to wear to bag up leaves and sew fringe onto them? #Olympics
— Donna Dickens (@MildlyAmused) February 10, 2018
Team USA at the opening ceremony looking like pic.twitter.com/c37HzF0L0R
— Dan Rubenstein (@DanRubenstein) February 10, 2018
The US athletes are wearing Hamburger Helper gloves #OpeningCeremony
— Jack The Tipper (@Winston84Smithy) February 10, 2018
The best part? Those Ralph Lauren-designed gloves can be yours for the low, low price of just $995 … once they get back in stock.
Cost To Buy Team USA Opening Ceremony Outfit By Ralph Lauren: $5,855!
Controllable Heat Parka ($2,500)*
Suede Gloves ($995)*
Suede Boots ($995)*
*Sold Out pic.twitter.com/N7nDYjDn9D
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 10, 2018
Man, that is definitely one piece of apparel that we are probably going to have to give the Carlos Beltran treatment.