Ben Shapiro Mame: is trending on Twitter, it means another cringe-worthy moment has gone viral.
Shapiro recently took issue with Cardi B’s song “WAP,” to the point where he uncomfortably repeated a (censored) version of the lyrics live on his show.
Shapiro repeats the sexually explicit terms with stilted, agonising trepidation, as if the words themselves may summon a succubus with a bloated backside.
The meme-worthy moment went viral, but not among Shapiro’s fans, but among his opponents.
Shapiro’s audio was quickly remixed, autotuned, combined with Cardi B’s official music video, and eventually made its way to Cardi B.
Shapiro took the time to tweet a reaction, which carried an amusing implication, when he realised he was being mocked yet again.
Now, I’m not going to dispute that mocking Ben Shapiro is entertaining – the man rose to prominence by yelling numbers at college kids.
And when a BBC reporter challenged him about his hypocrisy, he replied, “I’m popular and no one has ever heard of you,” before ending the interview.
Shapiro famously suggested that folks who are displaced as a result of increasing climate change tides can simply “sell their homes and move.”
Hbomberguy, a well-known YouTuber, famously replied:
“Who are you selling their properties to, Ben? F**king Aquaman?”
Many of Shapiro’s critics find him nearly too humiliating to ignore.
However, the world has been mocking Shapiro for years, and it’s getting old.
Yes, he speaks like a fast-forward VHS tape, has a plethora of ill-considered beliefs, and a puritanical attitude toward entertaining music videos.
Shapiro’s capacity to reach millions on social media has never been harmed by becoming the punchline of a joke (on Facebook, Shapiro is followed by 7 million people, and almost 3 million on Twitter).
Shapiro appears to have reaped the benefits of the widespread mockery produced by his deliriously awful takes.
Retweets, comments, jokes, and memes (as well as pieces like this one) only help Shapiro.
Although social media’s suggestion algorithms are complex and opaque, they generally prefer involvement; hence, controversy followed by mass ridicule is an excellent approach to garner a lot of attention.
I’d be astonished if Shapiro doesn’t see this incongruent relationship and actively seeks public humiliation on a frequent basis in order to advance his career.