The Internet’s Best Reactions To The "Alex from Target" Meme

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Just when you think things can’t get any stupider on the internet, #AlexFromTarget starts trending on Twitter and becomes an internet meme in less than 24 hours. All hail the power of hormonal teenage girls! The meme started when someone tweeted a pic of a dreamy Target check out boy named Alex and everyone swooned HARD:

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Because he is SO DANG CUTE, y’all!!! 

Suddenly, #AlexFromTarget was trending worldwide and even major news outlets were reporting on the story. In what might be a first, CNN quoted Urban Dictionary on-air to describe the meme, saying, “[Alex is] a hardcore pimp who recently gained fame as an Instagram sensation for reasons beyond the comprehension of any sane person.”

Naturally, big time celebs are getting in on the action as well:

Here’s a looksie at some of the best “Alex From Target” reactions and memes so far:



Target spokesperson Molly Snyder had this to says this about the unexpected onslaught of publicity: “So imagine our surprise yesterday when one of our Target team members managed to flood the Internet with images of red and khaki without even trying. We are proud to have a great team, including #AlexFromTarget, and are in contact with his store and family.” I’m smelling a fat raise, but also a publicity stunt. Maybe I’m jaded.

We heart Alex, too!

This whole thing is disturbing on so many levels. But I wish Alex the best with your undeserved fame.

What do you think of the whole thing? Let me know @desijedeikin!