Hilarious ‘Cruella’ Memes Go Viral As Fans Learn Her Absurd Villain Origin Story

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  • Disney’s Cruella hit theaters on May 28.
  • Emma Stone stars as the infamous Cruella de Vil.
  • Fans have been making hilarious memes about Cruella’s origin story.

I actually really liked Cruella. Certainly more than I expected to, you know, considering the fact that I’m a 28-year-old dude, firmly putting me in the demographic that this movie was not made for. You can check out my full review here, where I gush about the immaculate craftsmanship and the performances from the Academy Award-winning duo of Emma Stone and Emma Thompson.

That said — and maybe it’s a result of me seeing the movie alone and not having anyone to joke about it with — but I hadn’t realized how absurd Cruella’s origin story actually is, particularly when it comes to her, uh, obsession (?) with Dalmatians.

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Warning: spoilers for Cruella will follow.

If you’ve seen the film, then you know Cruella’s mother — who actually isn’t her birth mother, but rather, a watchful guardian — was killed by an onrushing trio of Dalmatians controlled by Emma Thompson’s evil Baronness.

This is, objectively, an absurd way for someone to be sent on their villainous path, which naturally led to Twitter doing what it does best: meme-ing the hell out of the moment.

Despite the patently absurd nature of Cruella’s disdain for Dalmatians, Disney’s Cruella is very much worth the watch, which you can check out either in theaters or on Disney+ Premier Access for $29.99. We spoke with Mark Strong, who stars in the film as John the Valet, about his role in Cruella and his career at large, so definitely make sure to check that out as well.

INTERVIEW: Mark Strong Wants To Be The Bad Guy

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