The New “Jamal” Meme on TikTok Has Generated Controversy

At best, it’s a commentary on white privilege and how racial prejudice often overtakes common sense. People in the comments took it in a different direction, however, directly accusing the newborn baby.

While one could argue that these comments are leaning into the joke in an ironic sense, the meme would go viral several months after the fact in a move that could easily expose people’s inherent racist assumptions.