Taylor Armstrong sprung to fame after appearing on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the first three seasons. The former Bravo star recently became a meme over the summer as the woman in “The Woman Yelling at a Cat.” Fans have been joking with the images making their own memes but all good things come to an end. The irony is that it might have been Armstrong that completely ruined the fun.
Armstrong has acknowledged the meme a number of times but she recently tweeted declaring it “officially viral.” The former RHOBH star made the statement after Donald Trump Jr. shared the meme poking fun at the Democrats.
In Trump Jr’s version of the meme, Armstrong is the Democrats and the cat is “every witness.” “President Trump said quid pro quo,” the woman yelling says while the cat replies, “No, he didn’t.”
Armstrong took a screenshot from Instagram and posted it on Twitter writing, “I declare it officially viral when it hits White House level.”
Fans react to Taylor Armstrong’s tweet
After Armstrong shared the meme from Donald Trump Jr., fans replied expressing their opinions. The vast majority of her followers were not cool with the former RHOBH star sharing this.
“I don’t know where you’ve been these past three years, but please do not enable people like him. Despite the dark times you went through, you were being great about this meme until you posted this,” a fan tweeted.
“Except Trump literally releases a transcript showing he asked Ukraine to do this and every witness confirmed he did. Don’t even share this, it’s propaganda,” another follower added.
“Eww,” said another fan. “This meme was great until you had to give credit to the two worst men. I applaud you for laughing at yourself and being a good sport but this is gross.”
“And that is what will end this meme of 2019, everything the Trump’s touch, ends up ruined,” a Twitter user expressed.
“Of course Taylor would mess up the best internet meme,” another Twitter user wrote.
“So, that’s ruined,” another follower commented. “Really hoping you’re not a Trump supporter [because], yikes, that would be tragic.”
Taylor Armstrong on becoming a meme
Armstrong’s fans support that she’s made light of the situation despite the tragic origins of the image used. However, her followers don’t like that she tweeted the meme with the political slant.
When a fan replied saying that Armstrong shouldn’t be proud of the meme, she fired back and defended herself.
“It’s not something I’m ‘proud’ of sweetie,” Armstrong tweeted. “It’s out there and I can laugh at the captions or cry about the fact that it was a tough time in my life. I’ve moved so far past that experience so, I choose laughter. You should too.”
The origin of the image of Armstrong crying and yelling is from an episode of RHOBH from 2011. The reality show star was talking about the domestic violence and abuse she suffered by her late ex-husband.
Her co-star Camille Grammer was gossiping about the situation and Armstrong was worried about how her current husband would perceive it. As the other women tried to calm her down, Armstrong only grew more irate and that’s where the freeze frame for the infamous meme came from.