I Laughed For The First Time When I Found Out People Thought This Rioter's Name Was "Via Getty"

    Mamma Mia, it's Via Getty.

    Yesterday, Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol and attempted a coup. The photos of the rioters and mobs are jaw dropping.

    Rioters on the steps of the U.S. Capitol waving U.S. and Trump flags

    This one photo in particular was shared by journalist Ryan Lizza on Twitter, with the caption "Via Getty, one of the rioters steals a podium from the Capitol."

    Via Getty, one the rioters steals a podium from the Capitol

    Twitter: @RyanLizza

    And this is when I finally laughed.

    Because people thought this rioter's name was actually VIA GETTY.

    Absolutely losing it over the fact folks think this asshole’s name is “Via Getty”

    Twitter: @Rachael_Conrad

    Like, people called for the arrest of Via Getty.

    Arrest Via Getty https://t.co/HdFmerQXBo

    Twitter: @AsadKara

    My brain was barely functioning by the end of the day, so I'm not mad at anyone.

    @RyanLizza And now we know his name is Via Getty (wtf kind of name is that, anyway?) can’t someone just go to his house, arrest him on his return and bring Nancy back her podium?

    Twitter: @RoryCam54436826

    It's just objectively hilarious.

    @suekhi @RyanLizza It says right there that his name is "Via Getty"

    Twitter: @mrviper

    Because of course his name isn't Via Getty. The photo is from Getty Images, and it was being sourced...via...Getty...

    To be clear, “via Getty” is not a person. It just means that this photo comes via Getty Images. https://t.co/SZY4yQ0AlI

    And I'm sorry, but it is FUNNY.

    Soon, word got out about "Via Getty" and the tweets started rollin' in.

    We need to immediately arrest Via Getty and his accomplices Via Reuters and Via Ap https://t.co/yFPWSKZz2P

    Twitter: @BrianMFloyd

    A meme was born.

    Twitter: @viagetty

    I LOL'd.

    "I want via getty and anyone else-"

    Twitter: @THASTALLIONS


    Twitter: @Jabes_SSB

    So yes, while I understand the horrible and unprecedented situation that we are in right now, I also choose to enjoy the Via Getty ridiculousness.

    It's the little things, you know?

    Drag name: Via Getty https://t.co/vmVVRCs8JH

    Twitter: @liamstack