On March 4, at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, the Internet exploded because of this hilarious reaction Jennifer Garner had while clapping. Bobby Finger, a writer for Jezebel and co-host of the celebrity podcast Who Weekly, posted a video on Twitter Sunday night, sharing the glorious moment that became an Internet meme and one of the most memorable moments from the awards show.
The moment became so popular because it completely resonated with people. One minute, Garner was simply showing joy applauding for someone, and then in the next moment, everything we knew was true just changed. It’s as if she was just hit by the most significant epiphany of her life and that nothing would ever be the same afterwards. Of course, people spread it through the Twitterverse and it instantly became an Internet goldmine of hilarious possible explanations.
Garner, being the good sport she is, took to Instagram to respond to the meme.
Yes, Garner actually memed herself, which is so hilarious and amazing. Good job, as always, being a pure delight, Jennifer Garner.
You can catch Garner in the forthcoming Love, Simon, out March 16, and see the full list of this year’s Oscar winners here.