Keanu Reeves Hears About Sad Keanu Internet Meme and He Isn’t Mad

Posted Oct 4, 2010

Keanu Reeves have joined the likes of Xzibit and Rick Astley by becoming a celebrity Internet meme. A picture of Reeves looking down and eating a sandwich emerged on the Internet. People took this photo and Photoshopped it into funny photos, some of them containing captions. interviewed him and asked him if he had heard about “Sad Keanu” and he said he hasn’t. Below is an excerpt of the interview:

[Note: I changed a couple of the hyperlinks from the original interview so that it would link directly to the blog posts that the NYMag author is referring to.]

Seriously, though, this is one of the reasons I think one of the big appeals of you as an actor is that people are always straining to figure out what’s on your mind, what you’re thinking, why you’re sad ? There’s thousands of people doing this.
Wow. So, what, now they’re putting me next to other objects?

Yes! For instance, right now I’m looking at you in some Banksy graffiti, you next to a panda.
That’s so funny.

You with a cheerleader, but you don’t notice her ?
Oh, that’s funny. So they like take paparazzi pictures and re-contextualize them? Funny.

Well, it sounds like harmless, good clean fun.