Angelina Jolie's eagerness to show off her toned leg at the 2012 Oscars on Sunday resulted in almost instantaneous ridicule, and now it has its own meme. Legbombing is a Jolie-specific version of photobombing with Angelina's bare and high-heeled leg peeking into iconic photos, apropros of nothing.
The Week published a hilarious legbombing photo where Angelina herself is the victim of her right leg. Oobly.com also has a funny collection of Legbombing photos: Angelina's right leg appears in an image of George Washington crossing the Delaware, with Neil Armstrong on the moon, and in a OWS Police Pepper Spray Scene. Buzzfeed has a few good ones too, including a Christopher Plummer legbomb.
Jolie wore an extremely high-cut black Versace gown to the Oscars on Sunday, and assumed a bizarre posture when she took to the stage to present the screenplay awards: extending her (already exposed) right leg forward with her hand on her hip in what may have been intended as a sexy pose but instead just looked bizarre and uncomfortable.
After she announced a Best Adapted Screenplay win for The Descendants, co-writer Jim Rath mocked her pose during Alexander Payne's acceptance speech. But when questioned by the Hollywood Reporter, Rath insisted the imitation was not mean-spirited.
I had just seen her pose and thought it was bold and fun, Rath said. And you know what? We have exactly the same legs! Really, it was a loving tribute and nothing but.
Honestly, as soon as I saw her pose like that, I was like, 'I'm going to do that,' he continued. I knew Alexander was going to take the reins, so I was like, 'How can I make a moment?' -- selfishly.
Angelina's supremely hot, co-writer Nat Faxon added. There's no way to do anything but honor her.
Angelina Jolie's Leg has its own Twitter account with the handle @Angiesrightleg. Although the account just opened on Monday, it already has over 17,000 followers.
Sample tweets include: Great meeting most of you for the first time last night at the Oscars! and Left leg and I talked -- everything's cool. Next Oscars, she gets the slit.
@Angiesrightleg has gotten in on the legbombing action -- it tweeted a link to the buzzfeed legbombing story with the message, Look, I'm everywhere now!