Riyadh: With a recent visit of the US president, Donald Trump to the Middle East, a photograph went viral on the internet. Where Trump along with other leaders was touching a glowing orb.
The humorous responses came into the picture when Saudi Embassy tweeted a photograph of Saudi leaders and President holding the lighted sphere, which was compared to an accessory used in the movies.
— Saudi Embassy (@SaudiEmbassyUSA) May 21, 2017
The orb that Trump, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi are holding in the picture was to launch the Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, meant to monitor and curb extremist activity online. And the leaders’ move to place their hands on the orb was meant to be a gesture of solidarity, reported the HT.
But people on internet compared Trump with Lord of The Rings villain Saruman, who uses one of nine glowing orbs known as the Palantiri to communicate with Dark Sauron.
Perhaps try a bit harder to not look like movie villains, eh.
— pöst-scött (@buzzandhum) May 21, 2017
Some Graphic novel fans were not lagging behind and compared the picture with Hydra, the villainous organisation bent on world domination of the Marvel universe, and some were reminded of DC Comics’ group of supervillains The legion of Doom.
— Ben Gross (@bhgross144) May 21, 2017
Other people of pop culture inspired from science fiction.
— Sam Levine (@Sam_Levine) May 21, 2017
While music lovers also took part in the comparison.
Knew I'd seen it somewhere before. pic.twitter.com/LqBWxYnxr5
— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) May 22, 2017
And even classic live-action/ animated sports film Space Jam joined the competition.
big deal some guys put their hands on a glowing orb it's not like they're going to get super powers oh my god this is how space jam started pic.twitter.com/3rGPNr4yPD
— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) May 22, 2017
There was a “church of Satan” which came for clarification.
For clarification, this is not a Satanic ritual. pic.twitter.com/CccP39fqN4
— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) May 22, 2017