I'm a firm believer in the "if you don't love me at my 2007 Britney Spears, then you don't deserve me at my Beyoncé" motto. Allow me to explain. In 2007, Britney Spears had a bit of a breakdown. She shaved her head, married Kevin Federline, and was caught on camera banging at a car with an umbrella. And, well, Beyoncé is just Beyoncé. The point is, if you don't love me at my rough points, then you don't deserve me when I'm thriving. Now, "if you don't love me at my" memes are trending on Twitter, and people are coming up with the best examples ever.
Here's how the challenge worked on Twitter. Basically, people were given these blanks to fill:
If you don’t don’t love me at my _______
Then you don’t deserve me at my _______.
In order to fill in the blanks, people used images rather than words. For example, Netflix posted a pretty sweet one with scrawny Hercules in the place of "if you don't love me at my," and buff, hunky Hercules in the place of "then you don’t deserve me at my." So clever, so hilarious, and SO REAL.
You see the point is that, if someone doesn't truly love you at your worst, then they really don't deserve you when you're at your very best. If someone doesn't love me when I'm bashing cars with an umbrella all whilst rocking my new buzzcut in public, then HOW can I allow them to enjoy my presence when I'm crushing it on stage, dancing on water in my stilettos? If someone doesn't love me when I'm a scrawny wimp, then how can I allow them to revel in my presence when I'm a hunky god? The answer, my friends, is that I can't. No self-respecting person can (or should!) allow someone to love them at their best if they don't do the same for them at their worst.
Still not totally and completely convinced this is true? Maybe you're just more of a visuallearner. Scroll along below and see all of the great examples people came up with, from before and after Hercules shots to before and after Natalie Portman in Black Swan shots to Mr. Krabs shots to Demi Lovato, and, of course, Lindsay Lohan shots. Read along and REJOICE!