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Joe Biden’s ‘Laser Eyes’ and the Super Bowl

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, recently posted a photo of himself with “laser eyes” on his X and Instagram profiles, an image that quickly caught attention far beyond his initial intentions. Contrary to what many in the Bitcoin circles may have thought, this post was not a reference to the reigning cryptocurrency.

A Subverted Cultural Reference

The post, with the caption “just like we drew it up“, was actually referring to the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 2024. Biden’s use of the laser eyes image was intended to play with the meme ‘Dark Brandon,’ referring to a conspiracy theory that the victory of Travis Kelce’s team, boyfriend of popstar Taylor Swift, was orchestrated to influence future presidential support.

The President’s social media team had previously embraced the Dark Brandon meme to make the aging Biden appear cool and in tune with current affairs. In this post, Biden jokes that he actually conspired for the team’s victory. The annotation ‘Dark Brandon’ is also visible in the post’s alt text.

The post obviously caught the attention of the crypto community, wondering if the American President had become a Bitcoin maximalist or if he was opting for a pro-BTC presidential campaign. However, it is important to note that the President has not explicitly adopted policies favoring Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general.

The Laser Eyes Culture and Biden’s Stance on Crypto

Laser eyes are often associated with a bullish view on Bitcoin, or even Bitcoin maximalists, members of the Bitcoin community refusing to accept other cryptocurrencies as legitimate. Joe Biden, although briefly considered a laser eye after this post, is widely recognized as being ‘anti-crypto’ following his numerous public statements against crypto assets.

On the other hand, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey was seen at the Super Bowl wearing a SATOSHI t-shirt, which is much more explicit…

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