Hello Spoiler Country, and welcome to “In Search of Deeper Memeing” where we look at memes. I personally love me some memes, them and cat pics are realistically the only things that keep me on Facebook. At the end of these mediocre articles there is a sentence about sending memes you want explored to Spoiler Country and we finally got a request! So please join me as we turn on the charm and find ourselves an overly attached girlfriend (we are looking at the “Overly Attached Girlfriend” meme).
We go to the summer of 2012, the Spoiler Colony was still a couple years away from its Boston Tea Party that would kickstart its transition to a country and I guess Justin Bieber had some contest going on to promote his perfume called “Girlfriend”. Enter a young, eager Laina Morris who submitted a parody version of the Beeb’s song “Boyfriend” filled with her own lyrics depicting a clingy, one may even call “overly attached” girlfriend.
BREAKING IT DOWN
The name of the meme says it all. The picture is a screenshot from her video, with the text added by the memer being something an overly attached girlfriend might say or do. Don’t see a lot of other interpretations of it, they tend to stick with the brand.
To some the Overly Attached Girlfriend meme is a timeless classic. You don’t really see it pop up much anymore (even though Morris continued to make YouTube videos after the meme until this past summer when she quit YouTube). The meme game has evolved over eight years with the meme makers getting more creative with adapting the format, so looking back at a simpler time is always fun.