U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, pictured in the possession of President Joe Biden wearing gloves and scowling behind the mask, in a photo that has become a meme, said on Sunday (24) that he was happy to help raise millions for them. Non-profit organizations.
He turned the image into a black sweatshirt, which sold for $ 45, or roughly $ 250.
“Not only are we having fun, but what we do here in Vermont is sell sweatshirts and t-shirts across the country, and all the money raised – what I hope is a few million dollars. – goes to programs like ‘Meals on Wheels’, which feeds low-income seniors, ”he said in response to CNN.
The network asked him if he enjoyed the meme as much as the rest of the world. “So it turned out to be a good thing, and not just fun,” the 79-year-old Democrat added.
Produced in the United States, the sweatshirt appears to be as popular as the meme – it’s currently sold out “due to high demand,” according to the campaign store’s website. Those who have already purchased may take up to eight weeks to receive the item.
Having fun across the world since going viral, his meme has been incorporated into a number of situations, from Sanders Touching the Hand of God to Michelangelo in the famous Sistine Chapel mural to helping Demi Moore to cast clay on the pottery wheel of the film. “Ghost”.
He also appears, in a black and white photo, sitting with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference in 1945.
Vermont teacher Jen Ellis said on Twitter that she introduced Sanders to the gloves, which she knitted with reused woolen sweaters, two years ago.
Inserted into everything from Japanese anime to 1960s album covers, Sanders stood out in May during Biden’s inauguration designer wear parade for wearing gloves, a jacket. snowboard manufactured by a company in Vermont and by carrying a kraft paper envelope.
“I have no doubts that Senator Sanders would have dressed the exact same way for his nomination had he won,” said one Twitter user.