K-drama has broken the internet once again!
Fans of “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” unintentionally trended soccer player Lionel Messi’s last name as they turned one of the drama’s popular lines “Do you like Messi?” into a “banat” meme, even taking the top spot in the Philippines’ Twitter trending list.
As it trended, it left a number of people confused, especially those who weren’t aware of the reference.
"do you like messi?"
guys anong messi??? alam kong messi yung football player. enlighten me 😅
— Ryu (@_manalomj) January 15, 2017
(“do you like messi?” guys, what messi???? i know messi, the football player. enlighten me”)
ano ba yang do you like messi na yan
— Geal 👦🏻🥀 (@SOUKOR) January 15, 2017
(“what’s up with this do you like messi”)
Fans of the drama even started tagging celebrities, such as Richard Juan, who was just as confused as everyone else.
Why is everyone asking me if I like Messi….🙄🙄🙄
— Richard Juan (@richardjuan) January 15, 2017
The line “Do you like Messi?” first appeared in the first episode of “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” when one of its characters, Nan Hee, flirtatiously asked the question as a pick-up line to swimmer Joon Hyung in an attempt to start a conversation. Since then, it’s become one of the signature lines of the popular Korean drama series.
Here are some of our top picks from this iconic trend:
me: do you like messi?
crush: wait, you like football?
me: haha oo i like you—i mean footbALL YESSSS TEAM BARCA WHOO MESSI SUAREZ NEYMAR
— Ella (@ellalarena) January 15, 2017
Do you like Messi? @BOGUMMY
— The Saranghae Oppa (@TheSarangheOppa) January 15, 2017
Do you like me–este messi?
— Sic Santos (@owwsiccc) January 15, 2017
Bes, do you like messi? pic.twitter.com/eNnv5i94Nz
— Steffi (@SuperstarSteffi) January 15, 2017
"Is Messi aware of this terrible fact?" pic.twitter.com/poVCJNFUK8
— Joo Hyuk-Sung Kyung (@wfkbj_pics) January 15, 2017
Written by Dan Gambe