Man stuck on top of car during Seoul flooding becomes meme in South Korea

  • A man who was photographed stuck on top of his car in the midst of the devastating rainfall in Seoul has become amemes in South Korea.
  • With his car halfway submerged into the water, the man is seen on top of his car looking down at his phone.
  • The man became the subject of several edited images, with many imitating movie posters.
  • Another image shows a photo the man took himself from the roof of his car.
  • Seoul was hit by a historic rainfall on Monday that left nine dead and seven others missing as citizens walked in thigh-high waters.

Following the devastating rainfall in Seoul that left at least eight dead and seven others missing, a man who was photographed marooned on top of his car has become a meme in South Korea.

In the original photo, a half-submerged car is seen stranded in the middle of the road as the driver sits on top of the vehicle while looking at his phone. Internet users in South Korea edited the image and created various memes imitating advertisements and movie posters. 

One example shared in a TikTok video compilation of the memes resembles a Genesis G90 advertisement, while another shows a helicopter flying above the man’s vehicle as if he is the target of a dramatic rescue operation. 

@melodyofherseoul Bet he still had to go to work today. #koreanmeme #강남역 #seoulkorea #seoulflood ♬ ddaeng hobi ver – ✎..libby

Several edited images of the man and his vehicle mimicked movie posters, with one advertising a fake movie called “Gangnam Station” and another called “Emergency Declaration.”

The last image of the video shows the alleged real-life photo taken by the man himself when he was stuck on top of his car. 

Seoul was hit by a devastating historic rainfall on Monday that left at least eight dead and seven others missing. Videos and photographs showed citizens wading through thigh-high water and cars half-submerged. A cascade of water flooded down subway stations, and the impact of the waterfall damaged around 800 buildings in Seoul and nearby cities, forcing the evacuation of around 790 people from their homes. 

The video has garnered over 210,000 likes and 1.1 million views since being uploaded on Tuesday. 

 

Featured Image TikTok

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