If you’ve been an affluent user of the internet for the past ten years or so, you’ve likely seen the internet’s blossoming hate for Grandpa Joe. As one of the major characters in the 1971 classic film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, the tritagonist has been protested against for his selfish behavior during the movie.
According to AV Club, the anti-Grandpa Joe movement started in 2005. When director Tim Burton was preparing his new adaptation of the classic film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a satirical website called Say No To Grandpa Joe sprung up to protest the inclusion of Grandpa Joe in the new film.
Though the Grandpa Joe character still had a part in the 2005 film adaptation, the anti-Grandpa Joe movement steadily gained traction over the years. There are Facebook pages and Subreddits solely dedicated to sharing memes and other media in support of their shared hatred for the Infamous Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory character.
Whether or not you agree with the movement, it’s hard not to laugh at the memes. A recent Twitter thread full of anti-Grandpa Joe jokes shows exactly why.
Charlie: I won the Golden Ticket who wants to come with me— Richie Gecko🏁 (@VandalSavage_) April 23, 2019
Grandpa Joe: pic.twitter.com/dYOJNys5fs
Y’all are gonna love this pic.twitter.com/omzZDBzBYV— ㄖ𝔻𝕚 𝕘𝕪𝕒𝕝 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕞 𝕤𝕦𝕘𝕒𝕣ㄖ (@CHRISxJETSFOO) April 22, 2019
Whole house eating cabbage soup😭— blax teller (@MeerkatManiak) April 22, 2019
Lmaooo “ cabbage soup again grand pa joe “ …….”ITS YOUR DINNER TOO CHARLIE “— $lim (@slimmywave) April 23, 2019
Charlie: i won the golden ticket Grandpa joe: pic.twitter.com/wrqD3JYa15— honey drip 🍯💧 (@_honeydrip_) April 23, 2019
Even as a kid i was like “So you just hop right up after being in the bed for 20yrs?!?! pic.twitter.com/8C5o1RkTq9— Not today like Arya (@divackc) April 23, 2019
Charlie: “I found a Golden Ticket”— Tristen Stark 🐺 (@TheTristenBrown) April 23, 2019
Grandpa Joe: pic.twitter.com/xLSHrNu9MV
Petition to get Grandpa Joe to pay back 20 years of welfare money he collected.— AndoSuperPantalones (@AndoSuperPants) April 23, 2019
h/t AV Club