Bernie Sanders Gloves Fill Social Media With Memes
The outfit of the former candidate for the Democratic nomination inspires dozens of viral images on the day of the inauguration of the US president
Senator Bernie Sanders is politically situated on the left wing of American politics. But his outfit at the inauguration as president of Democrat Joe Biden has placed him in the center of social networks this Thursday , to the point that the legislature has begun surpassing him in popularity. Without getting up from his chair, Sanders has inspired hundreds of memes in the last few hours.
The contest of wit was sparked by the image captured by AFP agency photographer Brendan Smialowski. In it, Sanders appears seated, waiting for the institutional act to begin, with his legs and arms crossed, and some curious wool gloves . An outfit that attracted attention among the suits and ties worn by most of the small group of guests who were able to attend the ceremony in Washington.
Large patterned gloves have their own history. They have been woven by Jen Ellis , a teacher from the state of Sanders, Vermont. As he has told, he made them by recycling an old sweater to which he later added a lining, materials that would be in accordance with Sanders’ environmental principles.
The curious thing is that the manufacturer of the star garment of the investiture does not know the politician personally. The contact was a daughter of the teacher, Helen, who went to a children’s center owned by a relative of the politician.
And when his family gave those who worked there a few years ago, they sent these gloves for the senator as well. “It was an honor to take them,” said Ellis when verifying the virality of his gift.
If Sanders found them comfortable and warm, social media users were fascinated. Quickly, the image of the seated senator was multiplied by movies, comics and television series .
And if it is true that Sanders did not contest the White House with Donald Trump, Internet users reserved a front row seat for him at the farewell to the Republican candidate and at the arrival of Biden to the White House.
Those who have not been able to find him have a second chance. A web page made a few hours ago by the tweeter @nick_sawhney allows us to place Bernie Sanders wherever we want. In F5 we have brought him, with his chair and gloves, to Puerta del Sol.