Food memes: Sad Keanu edition

Food memes: Sad Keanu edition

At TIFF this year, we were perplexed as to why some photographers were so hell-bent on getting a photo of Keanu Reeves smiling. That is, until they told us about a meme that has apparently been going on for a while. Sad Keanu started a few months ago when a paparazzi photo of the Toronto actor appeared on-line, showing him eating a sandwich alone on a park bench. Internet users then took the image of Keanu and Photoshopped him into various settings, such as an M.C. Escher sketch, a scene from Inception and on the Starship Enterprise. It was a fun food-celeb meme that joined previous on-line edible sensations bacon (in all its forms) and thisiswhyyourefat.com.

At least we know he knows how to smile (Image: Karon Liu) 

It didn’t help the actor when more shots of him being alone and looking dour continued to pop up. But being the myth busters that we are, we caught a few glimpses of the actor smiling at a press conference last week. The happy moments are few, but they do exist, probably because there wasn’t a sandwich or cupcake beside him to bring him down.