A woman in the audience during US president Barack Obama’s victory speech has become an unwitting viral phenomenon.
Update: Flaghead now also has a parody Twitter account. The bio reads:
MY WEAVE HOLDS MY FLAG IN PLACE, BET YOURS CANT DO DAT SHIT
The woman, who stuck a flag in her hair, more or less immediately picking up the sobriquet “Flaghead” featured prominently during the footage of Obama’s victory. The airtime, plus her choice of headgear meant that “flaghead” and “hairflag” were both among the leading worldwide trends on Twitter.
In the minutes after the speech ended the tweets started rolling out about the enigmatic woman with a flag in her hair, each one trying to out-humour the rest:
Behind every successful man is a sassy black woman with an American flag in her weave that’s independent and don’t need no man #flaghead
— Tam Berry (@Tam_Berry) November 7, 2012
You guys are being mean. The flag grew out of her head as a small child and she’s had to live her whole life with that disability. #Flaghead
— Emily Blake (@Bambookiller) November 7, 2012
Gurrrrl you got a flag in yo’ weave! #flaghead
— Rob Quinn (@robquinn) November 7, 2012
Nate Silver never predicted #flaghead
— Tim Geoghegan (@timogeo) November 7, 2012
Flaghead memes and parodies have already begun rolling out too:
— Onya…Phillip Onya (@_Smash_Adams) November 7, 2012