Twitter Dunks On Tweet Comparing Two Fictional 21st Century Characters Asking, “What Happened To Men?”

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What Happened To Men? refers to parodies of a tweet by @Western_Trad evidently bemoaning the feminization of men by comparing pictures of Don Draper from Mad Men and the Pajama Boy from an infamous Obamacare advertisement. Parodies usually involve using humorously exaggerated depictions of men from various sources of media.

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On August 28th, 2020, Twitter account @Western_Trad posted pictures of Don Draper and Pajama Boy, asking “What happened to men?”, apparently bemoaning how masculinity has become softer in recent years. The tweet gained 502 retweets and 3,300 likes, as well as 690 quote-tweets as people mocked it.


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The tweet was mocked as people pointed out that both images were recent, as Mad Men was a 21st-century show about the past. User @ebruenig pointed that fact out, gaining over 90 retweets and 3,400 likes (shown below, left). User @MattPostSaysHi did the same, gaining over 40 retweets and 1,100 likes (shown below, right).


Elizabeth Bruenig @ebruenig both of those photographs come from the twenty first century Western Traditionalist @Western_Trad · Aug 28 What happened to men? 10:14 PM · Sep 8, 2020 · TweetDeck Text Photography Matt Post @MattPostSaysHi Guy on the left is from a show filmed in 2007 dumb fuck Western Traditionalist @Western_Trad · Aug 28 What happened to men? 10:36 AM · Sep 8, 2020 · Twitter Web App Text
Other users parodied the tweet by using the same caption but posting humorous depictions of masculinity. For example, user @artboypolitico posted pictures comparing Disney‘s Robin Hood with Zootopia’s Nick, gaining over 700 retweets and 4,000 likes (shown below, left). User @whyangelinawhy posted a comparison between two versions of The Phantom Of The Opera, gaining over 260 retweets and 1,100 likes (shown below, right).


he @artboypolitico what happened to men 3:17 PM · Sep 8, 2020 · Twitter Web App Nick Wilde Lt. Judy Hopps Animated cartoon Cartoon Animation angelina 8 @whyangelinawhy what happened to men? 10:37 AM · Sep 9, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone Lon Chaney Text

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Bill Corbett @BillCorbett What happened to men? si pepsi CA 11:04 PM · Sep 8, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone  data-src=

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