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30th May 2021

Twitter users declare Matt LeBlanc meme “ruined” after Simon Harris joins in with Fine Gael joke

Clara Kelly

Well, it was good while it lasted.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably aware that the Friends Reunion episode aired in Ireland last Thursday and got a huge reaction across Irish Twitter – with one actor in particular quickly stealing the hearts of the nation.

Many people flocked to the app after noticing that Matt LeBlanc (who played struggling actor and food-loving womaniser Joey Tribbiani) appears to be as fun and charming as his much-loved character, comparing the actor to “every Irish auld man”.

Twitter users began screenshotting a moment of the special in which LeBlanc is easily comparable to just about every Irish uncle, to side-splitting results.

However, it seems that the joke may soon be coming to an end as many people have declared the joke “ruined” and “killed” after Fine Gael politician Simon Harris tried to join in on the fun with a meme of his own.

Harris took to Twitter on Sunday to pen his own version of the meme writing: “Great canvass in Terenure today with @GeogheganCllr. Although, there was one canvasser who spent far too long talking with every person. He just loved the chats!”

The TD photoshopped the image of LeBlanc into a photograph that had been taken while canvassing for Dublin Bay South by-election Candidate, James Geoghegan.

However, it seems that the attempt didn’t manage to impress Irish Twitter users as many of them quickly flocked to his replies to declare the joke “over”.

Whatever your thoughts are on Harris’s meme attempt, it’s difficult to argue that the LeBlanc image hasn’t been absolutely hilarious over the past few days.

Earlier this week, JOE compiled a list of ten of the funniest LeBlanc memes that came from the Friends Reunion – so if you’re feeling reminiscent for that brief period of time before politicians caught on to the joke, you can take a look at some of the best ones here.

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