Four high school seniors from Michigan turned their photo IDs into a fairly ludicrous Harambe meme, providing an excellent example of why the Cincinnati Zoo deleted its own Twitter account this week.

Harambe was a 17-year-old silverback gorilla, shot by a zoo official after a four-year-old boy fell into his enclosure. He quickly took on a second life as a meme. As the New York Times pointed out earlier this week, those memes have often had racist implications. Other times they're more whimsical, like this one from the high schoolers in Michigan, in which they each spelled out a syllable of his name on their shirts.

Still, the constant, non-stop Harambe chatter became too much for the zoo. As Mashable pointed out, nearly any post became an opportunity for the trolls to scream Harambe.


Hopefully, the meme will be over by the time that four-year-old boy gets on social media.