This Wednesday, a reception was held in the Capitol in honor of Women’s History Month. At the reception, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi honored Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Pelosi couldn’t resist but snap a selfie with the first four women to ever serve on the Supreme Court.
However, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also known by the internet famous nickname “Notorious R.B.G” didn’t seem too amused by Pelosi’s selfie stick. Many of her internet fans have come to her defense stating that she was just repin’ her usual “mean mug.”
So, how did sweet Ginsburg gain her internet fame as Notorious R.B.G?
New York University Law student Shana Knizhnik launched the “Notorious R.B.G.” meme likening Ginsburg to famous rapper Notorious B.I.G., on Tumblr in 2013 after Ginsburg voiced her opinions on the Shelby County V. Holder case.
While this Supreme selfie has nothing on Ellen DeGeneres’ famous Oscar selfie of 2014, Ginsburg’s stoic expression has her Notorious R.B.G. fans running Tumblr/Twitter rampant once again.