Hair flag lady probably didn’t plan to become a part of Election Night history, but through circumstance, chance, and her hair flag ways, the image of the woman proudly sporting an American flag in her hairdo has been enshrined in political meme history.
Hair flag lady has not, to our knowledge, come forward after becoming a viral sensation discussed along with the hashtags #Hairflag, #Flaghead, #hairflaglady or #flaginhairlady, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from talking about her big introduction to the world as the “Upstager-in-Chief.”
Hair flag lady has also been enshrined in what may be a new election tradition, the incredibly fast to arrive to television post-election episode of South Park, in which her hair flag was sent up along with a few other topical election night bits on the animated series last night.
Twitter is responsible for the rise of hair flag lady, as what would have once been a thing viewers believed they had exclusively been distracted by was revealed to be a thing distracting everyone.
Tweeters buzzed about hair flag lady, perhaps slap-happy at the end of a long night that only saw the President step up and accept another four years after 1 AM Eastern time. And as we watched, hair flag lady was inducted into pop-politics history as a defining moment of the 2012 election.
Here are some people distracted by hair flag lady during Obama’s speech:
Obsessed with the flag-in-hair lady!!!
— Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) November 7, 2012
South Park…attention to detail including hair flag lady! twitter.com/SiriHumor/stat…
— Siri Humor (@SiriHumor) November 8, 2012
Lady….hey lady….you got a flag in your hair.
— Jillian Bell (@jilliandeltoro) November 7, 2012
Shout out to the lady behind Barack with the flag in her hair.
— McKenzie C. (@KenzChap) November 7, 2012
Dear lady behind Obama, Take that flag out of your hair.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) November 7, 2012
Can anybody text the lady with the American flag stuck in her hair and tell her to knock it off?
— Thomas Lennon (@thomaslennon) November 7, 2012
I wonder if that lady with the flag in her hair from last night is gonna watch modern family with a flag in her hair tonight.
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) November 8, 2012
Tonight, whether you’re a republican or a democrat, we are all that lady with the flag in her hair. #USA
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) November 7, 2012
Did hair flag lady distract you while Obama made history?