Laina Morris, AKA Overly Attached Girlfriend, has set our nostalgic hearts aflutter after posting an iconic TikTok recreation of the 2012 meme.
Eight years ago, Laina posted a parody to Justin Bieber‘s ‘Boyfriend’, after Justin made a call out for fans to submit a ‘Girlfriend’ track.
She switched up the lyrics to portray a paranoid and possessive girlfriend. “If I was your girlfriend I’d drive you up the wall,” she crooned. “Question who you’re with, yeah, I’d always call and call / I wouldn’t call it jealousy, just looking out for you / Reading all your texts, watching everything you do.”
It wasn’t long before a screenshot from the video skyrocketed across the globe. And that was it – the Overly Attached Girlfriend became arguably one of the most recognisable memes in history.
Iso season has seen a whole stack of nostalgic icons recreate their stuff, and queen Laina is no different – she brought the ’12 meme back to life as part of TikTok’s ‘flip the switch’ challenge. And, well, take a look for yourself…
It’s like no time has passed at all throughout these 8 years, besides from my one extra pube and slight wine addiction.
Anywhomst, check out the blessed footage below.
@laina622Am I doing it right? ##fliptheswitch♬ Nonstop – Drake
In other TikTok recreation news, check out Alexis Neiers, still disappointed by Nancy Jo’s story, and Pooja of “Pooja, what is this behaviour” fame. What a time to be alive. BRB, diving back into the wondrous world of the ‘Tok.