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The White House Just Completely Ruined The "Straight Outta Compton" Meme

It's over. It is dead. And Obama killed it.

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By now, you have to have seen — probably on some popular internet website — the proliferation of memes being made based on the N.W.A. film Straight Outta Compton.

But then the White House had to come along and ruin everything, tweeting this from the Twitter account meant to shore up support for a deal made on Iran's nuclear program.

.@BuzzFeed And thanks to the #IranDeal, Iran will be ...


It...did not go over well.

.@TheIranDeal Try sending this one to Schumer, see if it helps.


omfg leave the memes to the experts but not the nuclear experts i am begging you

We have been clear that we would be employing creative strategies, including digital outreach, to draw attention from as broad an audience as possible (particularly a younger audience) to the Iran deal. To the extent this Tweet reaches audiences that our more traditional Tweets have not, it will have accomplished the intended objective, especially if it spurs them to learn more about the deal.

Hayes Brown is a world news editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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