By David Futrelle
By now you’ve all seen endless variations on the Chad vs. Virgin meme, and probably a few featuring Stacy and Becky as well. Most of them, like the originals, tend to be more depressing than funny, reflecting the spread of toxic incel ideology into the “normie” world.
But yesterday on Twitter I ran across some fanart that flipped the script on both of these memes and ended up actually sort of heartwarming.
Happy endings for everyone — though not quite as the makers of the original memes imagined. It’s as if the wannabe swinging couples in 1969’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice had decided to skip the Bob & Alice & Ted & Carol stage and try a little Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice instead.
Several hours later another Pride-ified Chad & Virgin & Stacy & Becky meme popped up on my Twtter, combining Chad and Virgin from the original meme with a reworked Stacy and Becky from @Hatie_Kunt.
(This is the pic I turned into my graphic above, BTW.)
As it turns out, people have been shipping each of these couples for awhile now. After a little poking around I found an entire subreddit (albeit a teensy weensy one with only eight posts total) devoted to celebrating the blossoming friendship and/or love of Chad and Virgin, who may not actually be a virgin any more. (Click on the images to see sources.)
This meme-ist imagined the two as happy parents:
Outside the subreddit, which isn’t exactly the most active place on Reddit, I found even more. Here’s another one designed to tug at the heartstrings:
But my favorite has to be this one with the pregnant Chad:
I didn’t find as many romantic Becky and Stacy memes. But here’s one memorable one I ran across from @allygnnn on Twitter.
And here’s yet another variation, featuring a girl Chad and a sort of Beckified Virgin that I found on Reddit:
I also found an older meme featuring a remarkably similar couple, based on a bit of Tumblr art by someone called Beekkake, contrasting her slightly nerdy self with Stacy-esque “other girls.”
Naturally, other Tumblrites wondered: But what if they were to kiss? And Creamsicle was born, the name a nod to the contrast between the orange skin of the “other girl” and the pale white of “me.”
The art ranges from the cute:
… to the (somewhat) raunchy.
You can find countless more on Fuck Yeah Creamsicle.
And while Creamsicle is kind of an old meme now, one artist brought the two back for this little masterpiece:
Happy Pride Month, everyone!
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