Social Media reacts to Iran with memes about WW3 Draft

Kenny Kim, Editor

The world is on edge days after Iran vows ‘severe revenge’ for the death of Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military figures, killed in a drone strike by the U.S. Many parties responded differently. China called for restraint, Tehran paid their respects— and the internet responded with memes/videos on Tiktok and other social media platforms.

Soon after the news broke out about the assassiantion, “WW3” and “the draft” were trending across major social media platforms, including Twitter and TikTok.


Popular jokes were about the start of War World III and a potential draft– particularly how to avoid the draft (if you’re homosexual or woman) and how you still get left on delivered even though it’s WWIII.

In recent years, people have been using comedy to cope with fear and stress. A popular and recent example of this is the “Donald Trump is stuck in a peach” meme after the House moved on with his impeachment.


Not everyone is laughing though. Social Justice Twitter believes these dark-humored jokes to be an insensitive way to get viral, not a coping mechanism. Many found the humor to be recycled and boring after their carousel became flooded with tiktoks about WW3.

The internet awaits its next viral trend.



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