The man who was recently targeted in a viral meme entitled "Meth Curry" is 31-year-old Leon Mitchell II.
Mitchell is a survivor of a rare form of cancer known as nasopharyngeal carcinoma, not a crackhead or meth addict who may have a slight likeness to NBA superstar Steph Curry.
This is the meme making the rounds recently, comparing Mitchell's appearance to that of a drugged-up Curry.
Mitchell posted a heartfelt and courageous message to Instagram in response to the "distasteful and cruel" depiction.
Mitchell's Instagram caption said,
The photo one cruel individual used to make the "Meth Curry" meme was taken while Mitchell was undergoing chemotherapy. Now, Leon Mitchell is a model father, husband and business owner.
It's a shame he had to respond to such a viral post, but he did so eloquently and bravely. Leon Mitchell should be an inspiration to everyone.
Citations: Cancer survivor Leon Mitchell, featured in Meth Curry meme, hits back at 'cruel and distasteful' image (ABC)