30 Of The Funniest Memes Folks Online Have Served About The Eye Of Fire Gas Leak In The Gulf Of Mexico
We're beginning to see a pattern evolving when it comes to large corporations and epic fails. First there was the Evergiven, or what the internet dubbed No Fs Ever Given, that one huge ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal some months ago, and memesters took the opportunity to poke fun at it.
Well, we have a similar situation now, except it's a bit sadder. There was a huge gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico with a subsequent fire that is an ecological catastrophe on its own, but the sight is ten times worse as it looks like a gate to hell.
Memesters have been busy with it, though, hence the pattern mentioned above. Bored Panda has collected some of the internet's finest and best memes and put them into a neat curated list.
Have a go through it below, and why not vote and comment on the submissions you enjoyed the most!
So, the Gulf of Mexico has recently undergone an ecological disaster—a massive gas leak, which subsequently led to a fire, occurred at the Pemex’s flagship Ku Maloob Zaap oil development just up from the southern rim of the Gulf of Mexico.
The spill has since then been dubbed the Eye of Fire because of how the fire developed on the surface of the water. It took the authorities around 5 hours to extinguish the fire. Pemex noted that it will launch an investigation as to the causes of the leak and fire, and have since then shut off the valve to avoid any further problems.
This led to huge backlash as conservationists, politicians, and pretty much everyone else who cares about our planet slammed the company for its failure to ensure catastrophes such as this are avoided. And it’s not the first time this has happened with the most recent incident being an explosion that occurred on a pipeline passing through the village of Tlauhuelilpan, Hidalgo, killing at least 137 people back in 2019.
But the biggest reaction it got was from internet memesters who took the opportunity to take the now-viral Eye Of Fire video and footage and captioned it appropriately.
While many of the memes were focused on the fire itself, with the most popular one referencing Godzilla, others pointed out just how hard that one boat was trying in extinguishing the fire.
Yet others pointed out the ‘we’ language used in the statement issued, how it’s us who now need to deal with it, despite it being the company at fault solely.
Regardless, these memes have been going wild with a number of news media outlets picking them up and sharing similar lists, with some gaining over 100,000 likes and views on social platforms such as Imgur and Reddit.