The official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account is maybe the only redeeming thing about Twitter at the moment. The Sega mascot’s social media presence recently took on the “Ugandan Knuckles” meme that’s been trolling VRChat, the hot new platform for copyright infringement and virtual reality weirdness.
Who is Ugandan Knuckles? The short version is that it’s a new meme derived from a racist appropriation of an African accent (complete with tongue clicking), based in part on an extremely low-budget Ugandan action movie that’s being used by VRChat players whose avatars are a goofy 3D model of Knuckles based on an illustration by YouTuber Gregzilla. If you want to feel really annoyed for no reason, just watch this.
Thankfully, Sonic the Hedgehog’s Twitter doesn’t stay silent when one of its characters is being used in such a stupid way, and fought one meme with another meme:
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) January 11, 2018
Yes, that is the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter inviting trolls to donate to Ugandan charities with the “expanding brain meme.”
Of course, the tweet was met with a bunch of pro–Ugandan Knuckles replies, but what are you going to do? The world is a terrible place, as evidenced by the fact that the most reasonable person on the internet is whoever runs the Sonic Twitter.