After a Twitter user famously called out someone using racial slurs and having a can of Twisted Tea smack him in the head, the meme began to spread.
If you have no idea what we’re talking about let us explain how the Twisted Tea video came to be.
The video was recorded while two men got into a confrontation inside a Circle K gas station in Elyria, Ohio on Christmas Eve.
Despite being the original video, the user only shared the video because it made him happy to see a racist get the right treatment at 1:02 am CST on 24th December 2020. Barry Barns was standing in line at the Convenience Store at 402 E Broad Street, Elyria, Ohio, US, when he heard a white man use the ‘N’ word towards him multiple times.
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He picked up the can of Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea Original on multiple occasions and smacked his face with it after the man literally asked for it. Watch Barry and Nicole’s interview video to learn more.
Snoop Dogg, Rex Chapman, and others shared the video, which went viral soon afterwards. The meme, which was started and subsequently used by Twitter and Reddit users to create jokes, relate to, and vent their frustrations, might just be the last meme trend of 2020.
When people use Twisted Tea memes, they are usually frustrated over something or someone they want to hit hard.
What is the Twisted Tea meme about?
In early 2020, a video from an Elyria, Ohio, convenience store went viral, leading to the creation of a meme. Black man smashed Twisted Tea can across his face after being harassed and slurred by a drunk white guy.
Watch The Twisted Tea Meme video Here
A white customer can be seen yelling racial slurs at a Black customer following him in line in the video.
“What? You gonna smack me with that?” the white man asked after seeing the man drop a can of Twisted Tea. “Smack me. Smack me, (n-word)!”
In any case, the man got just what he asked for.
Barry Allen, nicknamed “Mr. TeaKO”, told Mark One Sports that the customer was already hurling profanities at workers in the Circle K.
A local news affiliate reported that no charges have been filed against either of the individuals after the fight at Circle K. Despite being aware of the incident, local authorities say no one called to report it.
Many of the comments on the video expressed hope that no legal action would be taken, as they found the justice done right there.
Immediately following the event, the internet went crazy and started sharing the video.
It went viral before Allen could get home, said Allen, who is married and a father of five.
The beverage soon became the subject of memes and videos. The memes are less focused on the man who was hit with a can. It’s more on the idea of using Twisted Tea as a weapon.
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