Imran Khan is a trendsetter for Pakistanis in many ways. Because of this very charisma, that he so effortlessly exudes, people of Pakistan can’t seem get enough of him. Ever. As the year 2018 turned, he showed just how big of a trendsetter he is when he dropped a hilarious movie reference and launched the first meme of the new year.
“My Name is Khan and I am not a terrorist”
The sheer brilliance of this tweet by Imran Khan and the apt use of the dialogue has been appreciated by many.
My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist. Moreover, the SC has pronounced me Sadiq and Ameen and I am coming after them crooks!
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 2, 2018
It is has officially become the first meme of 2018. Many people have been using that reference and coming up with their own renditions
My name is Ghaffar and im not human (but journalist and media person)
— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) January 3, 2018
Perhaps you have a quick comment on how sad your lives are?
The meme served its purpose perfectly
My name is Rehan & I am very pareshaan.
— Rehan Ulhaq (@Rehan_ulhaq) January 2, 2018
My name is Sameer and i am not Ameer.
— Sameer Siddiqui (@SenatorSameer) January 2, 2018
My name is Tehseen and I don’t have any scene.?
— TK ?? (@haley__noor) January 2, 2018
Or you wanted to do away with stereotypes?
Thanks to Kaptaan, you have a quick and easy way to explain yourself.
My name is Shah and I am not a Hindu.
— Bina Shah (@BinaShah) January 3, 2018
My name is Memon & I am not a Miser. https://t.co/r4RUeStm5O
— Maria Memon (@Maria_Memon) January 3, 2018
Even actress Sanam Baloch joined the bandwagon
my name is Sanam Baloch and I am actress?? pic.twitter.com/TKAPsUHHtb
— Sanam Baloch (@SanamBalochREAL) January 2, 2018
There were some political comments too
My name is Bilawal and I am not a Bhutto pic.twitter.com/R03htOza6Z
— Ali Raza (@AliRazaTweets) January 2, 2018
My name is Nawaz and I am not Sharif
— Arsalan Taj Ghumman (@ArsalanGhumman) January 2, 2018
My name is Khan and I am superstitious and superficial https://t.co/rviPsW13c2
— Mohammad Taqi (@mazdaki) January 2, 2018
About Trump too!
My name is Donald Rambo. I have a big button and I am coming after all of you with small buttons. (Sound familiar?)
— Abbas Nasir (@abbasnasir59) January 3, 2018
The could-be Khans also joined the trend
My name is Khan. Correction. My name would have been Khan had my dad Saleem Aslam taken his father Aslam Khan’s second name rather than his first as his surname. And I’m not a terrorist
— Talat Aslam (@titojourno) January 3, 2018
So would have been mine had we matriarchal lineage traditions rather than patriarchal ones. Or if we had Latin American traditions it could have been Zaidi-Khan.
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) January 3, 2018
But nothing beats these funny AF tweets
My name is Maho and Aho @mahobili
— Usama Khawaja (@Usamaakhwaja) January 2, 2018
My name is Asad and I'm not a lion. Moreover, my doctor says my uric acid is normal and I am going to eat every other animal in the jungle
— Asad (@asadaly_) January 2, 2018
Basically, this one summed it all up:
My name is Khan and I don’t know why I am writing this …
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) January 2, 2018
Who cares if you don’t really know, a little fun hurt no one.
There are many memes that came after this one and there are many more that are still to come (abhi toh saal shuru hi hua hai), but Imran Khan did indeed give us a brilliantly hilarious start to the 2018 in memes.
Cover image via: hindustantimes.com