Queer Eye food expert-turned restaurateur Antoni Porowski is part of a meme that is ping-ponging around the internet today involving SNL cast member Pete Davidson and Underworld star Kate Beckinsale.
On Sunday, a photographer took a photo at a Rangers game in New York City that shows Porowski looking a bit pensive as Davidson and Beckinsale passionately make out right next to him. Porowki and Davidson are apparently friends in real life, so maybe the Queer Eye star didn’t think it was that odd to see the celebrity couple du jour locking lips right next to him. Or maybe he was just trying to play it cool or actually focus on the action in the hockey game. Regardless of what was actually going on here, the internet jokesters immediately picked up on the fact that Antoni looks like the ultimate third wheel in this photo, and the composition also lends itself well to jokes in the vein of the “distracted boyfriend” meme.
Here are some of the funniest tweets about Antoni, Pete, and Kate, including a few that make references to Porowski’s work on Queer Eye.
We are all Antoni Porowski. pic.twitter.com/0zleNypnuh— Emer Kenny (@MissEmerKenny) March 4, 2019
Expectation: Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale.— Taylor Banks (@MsTaylorBanks) March 4, 2019
Reality: Antoni. pic.twitter.com/AbG8PxDH6f
antoni 100% thinking' bout avocados pic.twitter.com/k5uKA1lrY2— lily ellora newton (@lilyellora) March 4, 2019
.@antoni is me whenever I’m dragged to a straight bar. pic.twitter.com/yYuN8hGLJW— Alex Reimer (@AlexReimer1) March 4, 2019
Antoni’s wondering what type of homemade salsa could save a Boston bartender’s marriage pic.twitter.com/eYR3X2uqGy— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 4, 2019
pete davidson and kate beckinsale sucking face at a rangers game is the ULTIMATE MEME TEMPLATE pic.twitter.com/1Vmodf4mKF— Tanya Sichynsky (@tanyasic) March 4, 2019
facebook just showed me this nice memory of me at high school parties pic.twitter.com/woNoR9ynfi— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019
Thanks to Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson for summing up wedding season for me in one image. #couplegoals pic.twitter.com/alU0uZMHOZ— Heather Colvin (@shesjustkidding) March 4, 2019
Of course, Netflix’s social media team took a crack at the meme as well:
Our post-season 3 trailer mooooddd pic.twitter.com/aDMITZJp1W— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) March 5, 2019
Antoni, ever the good sport, also joined in on the joke:
Love this pic where’d you find it, guys?! https://t.co/kPFcCgzcW9— Antoni Porowski (@antoni) March 5, 2019
And, finally, here is a related observation from comedian Aparna Nancherla:
Tbh a hockey game is the perfect place to open mouth kiss, there are, on average, less teeth in that room than anywhere else— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) March 4, 2019
In other Antoni-related news, Season 3 of Queer Eye is landing on Netflix next Friday, March 15. Check out the trailer here.
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