András Arató wurde als "Hide the Pain Harold" im Internet zum Star. Foto: Internet. Memes haben die er-Jahre geprägt. Keine politische. András István Arató ist ein pensionierter ungarischer Elektrotechniker und Model. András ist bekannt dafür, ein Internet-Mem zu werden. Seit er seine Identität preisgibt, ist er als Model in der Foto- und Werbebranche tätig. Meme. "Hide the Pain Harold": Wie ein Elektroingenieur aus Ungarn zum Meme-Star wurde. Nutzer der Bilderplattform Imgur haben das Meme des Jahrzehnts.
Hide the Pain Harold: Wie ein 74-jährige Elektriker zum Internet-Star wurdeEr wird im Internet als Witzfigur geliebt - als "Hide the Pain Harold" (Harold, der den Schmerz versteckt) war er sogar in einem Werbeclip des Otto-Versands zu. Meme. "Hide the Pain Harold": Wie ein Elektroingenieur aus Ungarn zum Meme-Star wurde. Nutzer der Bilderplattform Imgur haben das Meme des Jahrzehnts. Auf einmal war der verkniffen lächelnde, grauhaarige Mann überall. "Hide The Pain Harold", wie er bald im Netz hieß, war das perfekte Meme.
Hide The Pain Harold What is the Meme Generator? VideoMe convertí en un meme por accidente: Harold esconde el dolor
People overlaid text on my pictures, talking about their wives leaving them, or saying their identity had been stolen and their bank account emptied.
They used my image because it looked as if I was smiling through the pain. Once the memes were out in the world, journalists began to contact me, and wanted to come to my home to interview me.
I knew that it was impossible to stop people making memes, but it still annoyed me that Facebook pages, some with hundreds of thousands of followers, were using my photograph as their profile picture, and pretending to be me.
Some kind of brand had been made out of me and I would have been a fool not to make use of it. So, in , I created my own Facebook fan page and updated it with videos and stories from my travels.
That started everything going. People noticed that I had taken ownership of the meme and got in contact to offer me work.
A few months after, he looked himself up again and discovered more photos, including one of his face pasted on all four faces of Mount Rushmore.
These were the early stages of an internet meme. He stated that closing down a webpage would not really work, as the meme content could soon respawn, so after six years, he accepted his meme status.
He hoped that everyone would forget about using his photos, but that didn't happen. He still thought that everyone would forget about the photos, but an internet user found out his true identity and emailed him, stating that there were many users who believed that he was not a real living person.
After a few hours, the photo has been seen by over ten thousand users as well as the international media. The photographer who took the stock photos asked him to smile.
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Within 48 hours, the post gained over 16, likes. In the coming days, articles about the video were published by BoingBoing  and Manchester Evening News.
In the talk, Arato discusses the story of his life as a "meme-hero," as well as his career as an electrical engineer in Ukraine.
His story begins with a vacation in Turkey, where a photograph of him was taken. After uploading the photograph to Facebook, a professional photographer contacted Arato regarding modeling, inviting him to a trial shooting.
Both were happy with the results and continue to work together, resulting in a "couple hundred" stock photographs. Several months later, Arato began finding the photographs used in a variety of other contexts, outside of the stock photographs he agreed to.
While he considered taking action, he says, Arato decided there was not much he could do. There was "no solution--only a temporary solution.
In the remainder of the speech, Arato discusses how he began to accept his meme celebrity and his embracing of the notoriety, establishing a homepage for the photographs.
On June 25th, , the presentation was uploaded to YouTube. The post received more than , views in three days shown below.
In the interview, he shared his backstory alongside detailed information about how the stock photos became memes and how he ultimately learned to embrace the persona of "Hide the Pain Harold.