You probably remember writer and comedian Louis Virtel's iconic Snap Of Victory that went viral last year. If not, take a second to bask in the glory:
The snap followed winning a Daily Double Jeopardy question about Arthur Miller's The Crucible. For both his brain power and snapping prowess, Virtel took the internet by storm.
Today that infamous snap resurfaced, appearing on the House Republicans' website promoting a Snapchat campaign to coincide with President Obama's final State of the Union address.
Virtel told BuzzFeed News that the GOP did not reach out for permission to use the image, adding that he was only notified of its use via Twitter.
When he first saw the GIF, Virtel found it amusing — until his "conscience kicked in," then it felt "gruesome and terrible and nauseating."
"It blows my mind that they'd use my image without doing, oh, a nanosecond of research that would prove I'm not their people." At the time of this interview, no GOP representative had responded to Virtel's requests to remove the well-known snap.
Virtel strung off a few tweets requesting the image be removed:
Virtel expressed his outrage at the use of his likeness on Facebook as well:
"They horrify me and a sweeping majority of my community," Virtel said of the Republican Party. "I would never, ever condone their use of my image."
"I believe the GOP has been dragged kicking and screaming into even the most basic type of gay tolerance," he added.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to a GOP representative for comment.