Young Busco, the Creator of the “What Are Those?” Meme, Has Reportedly Died
Brandon Moore was just 31 years old.
Young Busco, the 31-year-old creator of the popular “What are those?” meme has reportedly died. All throughout social media, users on social media were sending their condolences.
@YoungBusco, the East Bay social media comic behind the #Whatarethose meme has passed away, according to his friends. According to a 2015 @vice article, his real name was Brandon Moore and he was a father of 5. #YoungBusco @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/LNX1JX1exO
— Melissa Colorado (@melissacolorado) November 26, 2018
The Instagram star, whose real name is Brandon Moore, rose to fame through a 2015 Vine where he questions an officers footwear. “Officer I just have one question for you,” Busco says from behind the camera. “What are those?” He asks as he zooms in on the officer’s feet. (The unedited video was uploaded to Busco’s Instagram account. Then user A-RODney King uploaded the clip to Vine.)
REST IN PEACE TO YOUNG BUSCO AKA THE CREATOR OF THIS LEGENDARY MEME. YOU WILL BE MISSED pic.twitter.com/63kO5TjPOh
— johnny**-+! (@johnnyxcv) November 26, 2018
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Since 2015, the clip has gained almost 38 million loops. Earlier this year, the meme made its appearance in Marvel’s Black Panther. Busco hated it. He told the Huffington Post:
“I feel good I created something that’ll be with the world forever, but then I feel bad because I didn’t handle my business part correctly.”
Busco reportedly has five children.
H/T: The Fader