“Messi” trends in PH after fans turn popular K-drama line into meme

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, what messi???? i know messi, the football player. enlighten me”)

(“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.

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:


Written by Dan Gambe

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