Confused Americans thought this protester was called ‘Via Getty’ and it’s niche but very funny
On a grim morning for democracy and much else besides, this unfortunate misunderstanding was a welcome ray of light.
Some very confused Americans misinterpreted what ‘Via Getty’ meant on this picture of a rioter casually walking away with a podium from Congress while waving to the camera.
Via Getty, one the rioters steals a podium from the Capitol pic.twitter.com/V4spojl40q
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) January 6, 2021
And it’s niche but very funny.
Just in case anyone was still in any doubt …
To be clear, “via Getty” is not a person. It just means that this photo comes via Getty Images. https://t.co/SZY4yQ0AlI
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) January 7, 2021
And just a few of the things people were saying about it this morning.
A little bit of humour…
Some people on Twitter think “Via Getty” is the name of a protester as opposed to an acknowledgment that Getty Images own the photos showing the protests… 🙈 pic.twitter.com/s8skXbV95n
— Thomas Mairs (@TomMairs) January 6, 2021
Introducing the dumbest people in the history of social media:
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) January 7, 2021
“We have identified Mr. StockImages. What kind of name is that?”
— Foxy Leftist (@FoxyLeftist) January 7, 2021
"Via Getty" means from Getty Images. A reporter at a competing station once reported an 'exclusive' on a suspect's name in a major case. "His name is Fnu Lnu, according to the police report." The sheriff called up "FNU LNU stands for First Name Unknown/Last Name Unknown." https://t.co/rvHl9ZUEol
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) January 7, 2021
Absolutely losing it over the fact folks think this asshole’s name is “Via Getty” pic.twitter.com/A2e6rmroGD
— Nerd Girl Says (@Rachael_Conrad) January 7, 2021
I'm hearing whispers that some jerk named Associated Press made things worse?
— Charles J Dickens (@itsdickenstime) January 7, 2021
Justice for Via Getty and all others who suffer under oppressive watermarks
— kelzor has better things to do (@bloodlesscoup) January 7, 2021
We need to immediately arrest Via Getty and his accomplices Via Reuters and Via Ap https://t.co/yFPWSKZz2P
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) January 7, 2021
BREAKING: Trump has pardoned Via Getty.
— Just T (@tsahara) January 7, 2021