Tessa Violet is an American singer of modest popularity and talent who kick-started her career by video-blogging and lip syncing songs.
Here is her most popular music video to date:
This isn’t exactly a pop culture blog, so why am I writing about her?
Basically her imperial flag-colored hair has made her into a minor cultural curiosity in Russia. The first meme was manufactured by the VK group “Memes for Russians” in December 2018, and from there on Russian nationalists and very online trolls memed her into the budding Empress of the Russian National State.
This had obvious resemblances to the Alt Right’s memeing of Taylor Swift into a White Nationalist in 2015-16, while I suppose just goes to demonstrate the internationalization of Zoomer right-wing troll culture.
Inevitably, eventually, the memetic energy propelled Tessa to give a concert in Moscow.
She was not thrilled with her admirers chanting “Russians Forwards”, the Russian nationalist slogan that is fast becoming our equivalent of the Ukrainians’ “Glory to Ukraine” or the Arabs’ “Allahu Akbar”:
Or so she claimed, anyway.
Personally, I think there was a much more credible explanation:
Oh no… The globalists have taken our Tessa hostage! https://t.co/19TyzVANis
— 🐉 Апатоlу Каrliп (@akarlin88) October 29, 2019
Regardless of the real reasons for Tessa’s disavowal, it was certainly very fun to observe and troll the betacuck soyboys and genderfluid otherkin apologizing to Tessa about the fervor of her most devoted fans in Russia.
Tessa is a well known Russian ultranationalist, she loves her Russia Forwards-chanting supporters but commies and liberals have forced her to disavow!
— 🐉 Апатоlу Каrliп (@akarlin88) October 30, 2019