Who is Gerard Way

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Synonyms: Who is Gerard Way
Date Started: February 2019
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Who is Gerard Way is a meme. The meme began when, due to the release of The Umbrella Academy show, based on the comic by Gerard Way, people who were not familiar with Way's past as the lead singer of My Chemical Romance.

History

The comic series The Umbrella Academy, written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, was released by Dark Horse Comics, beginning in September 2007. This was before the breakup of My Chemical Romance.

A television adaptation was announced to be in development in July 2015 and premiered on Netflix on February 15, 2019.

On February 17th, 2019, the article Who is Gerard Way, who wrote The Umbrella Academy comic books? was posted. Other publicity for the show featuring Way was released in the same period. [1][2]

The "Who is Gerard Way" article was immediately spread, primarily on Twitter. Users mocked the lack of awareness of Gerard Way's past as a major figure in bandom and 2000s fandom history at large.[3]

Gerard Way did not become the savior of the broken, the beaten, and the damned just to be known as "dude who wrote Umbrella Academy".[4]
The “who is Gerard Way” response to Umbrella Academy’s popularity..... Ebony darkness dementia raven way is somewhere seething rn.[5]
"who is gerard way" has the same energy as "boruto's dad"[6]

This was accompanied by a resurgence of both old[7] and new[8] Gerard content.

References

  1. Gerard Way on ‘The Umbrella Academy,’ My Chemical Romance … and Liza Minnelli
  2. @gerardwayGR Feb 18 Gerard Way for Kerrang!
  3. 22 Feb 2019 "PEOPLE REALLY BE OUT HERE ONLY KNOWING GERARD WAY FROM NETFLIX AND NOT FROM MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE!!!!!!! I’m not okay."
  4. @KillerFly Feb 19 on Twitter
  5. [https://twitter.com/cankle_porn/status/1097980300603334656 @cankle_porn Feb 19 ] on Twitter
  6. @alyssaucy Feb 20 on Twitter
  7. [https://twitter.com/Mika95B/status/1097809197763383296 @Mika95B Feb 19] "Gerard way came up with the idea for the umbrella academy comic 15 years ago when it was named the umbrella bregade. 15 years later his comic has a huge hit Netflix adaption. This is so inspiring."
  8. that one guy who wrote the umbrella academy art by @alyssaucy - 20 Feb 2019