Late Night TV writer Jesse McLaren asked a question that many people have been waiting years and years to answer, based on the popularity of the responses.
“What piece of pop culture has ruined your first name?’ they demanded of their followers, opening the door to a flood of responses that have drowned Twitter.
Everyone has a bone to pick with a pop culture icon, song, or movie who has made their name the butt of a joke. Somebody or something who made their middle school years a living hell or ruined every new introduction to a potential friend. Some had both their first AND last name burned. Some have been dealing with it for years, some have outlived the reference, and some just got hit with the pop culture ruination.
What piece of pop culture has ruined your first name?
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) September 25, 2019
Everyone thought they were alone, the only ones ever tormented or teased, but the thousands of replies show just how hard it is to escape some association with pop culture. And for people who do, they might be happier to feel left out after reading some of these responses:
I take your ‘first name’, and raise you my full name. https://t.co/b3K3invfiQ
— Harry Potter (@HPneuro) September 26, 2019
My name is Kiki… no, I don’t love you, I’m not ridin, and I’m probably gonna leave you…
— Sh*t somebody says (@kikibrew) September 26, 2019
o, to have only my first name ruined https://t.co/cro3TfVTwr
— Saturday the 14th Marshall (@Remember_Sarah) September 26, 2019
Take a guess who’s ruined my ENTIRE name.
— Andrew Dick (@Professor_Andy) September 25, 2019
2016 Presidential Election.
— Mike Spence (@ItsMikeSpence) September 25, 2019
My best friend’s name is Chandler. https://t.co/1dmye9yDq6
— Ross Wright (@profbootyyy) September 26, 2019
— Damian Cullen (@Damian_Cullen) September 26, 2019
Malcolm in the Middle, a popular show about a kid whose defining characteristics were being short, smart, and intolerably obnoxious, premiered in the year 2000 when I was 11 years old. https://t.co/357My2iyXp
— Malcolm Harris (@BigMeanInternet) September 26, 2019
Nothing. Everything has been smooth sailing. https://t.co/ZCkNpezKbw
— Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) September 26, 2019
I’m not going to repeat it, but let’s just say I was quietly pleased when Tom Green faded into irrelevance. https://t.co/WorsZ5zUlZ
— Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) September 26, 2019
that fucking key and peele substitute teacher skit https://t.co/j2CVe18srR
— Aaron Williams (@ItsAaronThough) September 26, 2019
— Aaron Bader (@aaronsbader) September 25, 2019
That dumb fucking tiger.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) September 25, 2019
My middle child’s name is Alexa. She was born in the 1990’s. I’m very bitter.
— ∂αиιєℓℓє (@luckysaabola) September 25, 2019
Ruined isnt the word I’d use… but I could do without all the ‘rescue’ pickup lines or sword-based innuendos! pic.twitter.com/WHCZCO8smz
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 26, 2019
That 70s Show ruined my first and last name https://t.co/giWuEF2C9i
— Erik Foreman (@ForemanErik) September 26, 2019