Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Won An Oscar And The ‘White People Invited To The Cookout’ Meme Was Born

02.29.16 9 months ago 23 Comments
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It finally happened! On Sunday night, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant. So ends one of the longest losing streaks in the history of mankind and, of course, people were ready to celebrate. Black Twitter was especially prepared for the moment, recognizing Leo with a special hashtag: #WhitePeopleInvitedToTheCookout.

What started as a way to rep for the coolest white dude in Hollywood ended up being a tribute to so many, many other Caucasians that we would invite to a barbecue, a sacred place full of tradition in the black community.

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