@Cableknitjumper’s tweet inspired a trend on Twitter, where Twitter users apply the phrase “this is just like” followed by a similar, comical reference to the original tweet. On January 9th, 2021, @ditzkoff made a tweet following the trend, garnering over 10,600 likes and 1,200 retweets in 2 days (shown below, left). On the same day, @ObsKenobs made a tweet following the trend referencing Star Wars, garnering over 6,500 likes in a comparable span of time (shown below, right).
On January 10th, Shoe0nhead tweeted, “he is ignoring my DM’s this is Orwellian this is 1984” garnering over 33,100 likes and 1,700 retweets in 1 day (shown below, left). On the same day, @InternetHippo tweeted out jokingly comparing the current political situation to the American Revolutionary War, garnering over 9,000 likes and 1,500 retweets in a day (shown below, right).