You must have come across the meme of a girl on a swing, playing happily has everything burnt behind her. Well, that meme has come to life. Except, instead of a child playing on a swing, this is a woman with a very elaborate exercise routine who has gone viral for unwittingly capturing the first few moments of the military coup in Myanmar.
According to The Guardian, a woman reported to be Khing Hnin Wai is seen working out in the national capital of Naypyidaw without even realising that Black SUVs were driving up to the Assembly of the Union complex behind her.
A woman did her regular aerobics class out in open without realizing that a coup was taking place in #Myanmar. A Military convoy reaching the parliament can be seen behind the woman as she performs aerobics. Incredible! pic.twitter.com/gRnQkMshDe— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 1, 2021
The woman doesn’t seem to know what was happening behind her. She kept doing her moves as the cars behind her came to a standstill. Then the barricades are opened and the cars are let through. Speaking to reporters, she said that she had been filming at the location for 11 months
Now, however tragic this event might have been, it obviously looks right out of a dystopian comedy. At least Twitter thinks as much.
February 1, 2021
Perfect metaphor for the “influencers” who continue to peddle their goods and pretend everything is normal during the biggest civil rights movement of their lifetime, their first global pandemic, and an attempt to overturn democracy in the USA. It was/is painful to watch. https://t.co/Q6fsAN3eVE— Leilani Münter (@LeilaniMunter) February 2, 2021
Struggling to think of a video that captures the 21st century more https://t.co/n4K7PALfxB— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) February 2, 2021
Black Mirror https://t.co/1QNPIccAAx— Priya Malik (@PriyaSometimes) February 2, 2021
Give this woman a Pulitzer https://t.co/33Wveolnsq— A$AP CURRY (@lisa_curry) February 1, 2021
influencers maintaining a positive vibe online 2020 – present https://t.co/8KuOBSLIcp— Tess Gattuso (@tessplease) February 1, 2021
I’ve never seen a more accurate representation of Twitter. https://t.co/G1zwca1gHW— Nick Bouier (Like a Jodeci adlib) (@NickBouier) February 1, 2021
Indians posting, sharing, retweeting, liking Black Lives Matter content over the last year. https://t.co/TaAfCgViFX— Raj S || রাজ শেখর (@DiscourseDancer) February 2, 2021
Everyone is a parody of everyone https://t.co/sYjjEWHaTP— Tu Kaun Main Khwamakha (@nazmaaman) February 2, 2021
Feeling big Indian comedian energy. https://t.co/DfKwUUjxJ0— Shireen (@shireenazam) February 2, 2021
me and my batchmates attending law classes while the judiciary becomes increasingly compromised https://t.co/E1p7Tfpl7c— abigail thorn love bot (@am0lpal3kar) February 2, 2021
Genuinely thought this was fake because it almost too obvious a metaphor for our times https://t.co/0wfrjmDUOY— Edgar Allan Poeha (@vaniIlaessence) February 2, 2021
What is Indian media doing in Myanmar https://t.co/SntCLPMG7S— Salman (@SalmanD1729) February 2, 2021
Indian middle class as the republic gets taken over. https://t.co/ueSEb4dZTW— Sangeeta Menon (@sangee_menon) February 2, 2021
This has been insightful, hasn’t it. In a way, it feels a lot closer to home than I am comfortable to admit.