Shrek may truly be the Lord of the Memes. The multi-layered ogre has been a staple of online meme culture for nearly a decade and is always a reliable character to cause a new meme to trend. The latest Shrek meme is his Cringe Compilation, an image macro series featuring the ogre taking a photo of all the cringeworthy garbage that happens online daily.
It may be a simple concept, but it’s proven surprisingly versatile as a meme template, spawning dozens of variations and even a little controversy thanks to conservative commentator Bill Mitchell losing his mind when people kept spamming the image at him on Twitter. Here are some of our favorites.