Earlier this week, a fake photo of Parkland survivor and prominent student activist Emma González began circulating claiming to show her tearing up the constitution.
In response to the these trolls, a Facebook page filled with false stories shared a meme that trolled the idea that González could resemble the infamous 2007 pap photo of Britney Spears.
A lot of people had a good laugh. However, an alarming number of Facebook comments showed people did not understand the post to be a burn of González's haters/trolls.
People seemed to...believe the picture of Spears was in fact the Parkland student activist? And they continued to passionately speak against the "violent" ways of "a spoiled brat."
A lot of comments were so heated and denigrating that it might cause you to wonder if they're now trolling. (BuzzFeed News looked at a majority of the accounts and they do not seem to be bots.)
"This is a peaceful way to get your point across? She must be related to Rosie O'Donnell," one commenter wrote.
But after some users tried to tell him it was a photo of the famous pop star and trolled him for it, he attacked back in the comments.
The troll-y meme has also ignited comments from supporters of Parkland student leaders and of González. While they seem to understand it's not an actual photo of her, they may not be aware that it was shared by a page claiming to be left-leaning satire.
The page states in its "About" section that it is "a collection of the satirical whimsies of liberal trolls masquerading as conservatives."
For now, the comment section of this viral meme is a mess. There are some folks who, thank goodness, understood that the original image was a troll of González's haters.
And they were here for it. And they trolled back.
I'm going to say troll one more time. Troll. Alright, I'm out. Facebook users have officially tired me out.
Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in New York.
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