The 'Designated Survivor' star is one of many spreading the Conway couch meme

By Nick Romano
March 01, 2017 at 06:29 PM EST
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Is it too soon to call Conwaying the new Tebowing? Kal Penn joins a new meme movement spoofing Kellyanne Conway's Oval Office couch photo from the set of ABC's Designated Survivor.

"Kal-E-Anne," the actor tweeted alongside a photo of him recreating the image.

Conway was the subject of backlash stemming from Donald Trump's meeting with dozens of leaders of historically black colleges on Monday. A photo from the moment showed the president's aide sitting on the white Oval Office couch with her legs up on the cushions, which some deemed a lack of respect for the White House visitors and the furniture.

Among those posting recreations of the image was comedienne Jen Kirkman, while other celebrities — like Vanessa Carlton, Alyssa Milano, and filmmaker Ava DuVernay — reacted to the image on social media.

"So much going on here…I just can't," the director of A Wrinkle in Time wrote.

Elsewhere, Conway's meme has grown to include Photoshops, thanks in part to a thread on Reddit. <blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="x6CJHva"><a href="//imgur.com/x6CJHva">Not on the table, Kellyanne</a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>é¯ZçÇ÷ë½<ïn:s—9ß~ùsÖÜ{­u÷WÞu÷Ý

Conway told Lou Dobbs Tonight that she "meant no disrespect," while other Twitter users came to her defense by posting images of Barack Obama propping up his feet on the oval office desk during his term.

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Designated Survivor

Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV in this ABC political drama. The 2016 new fall show follows his rise to president when all other cabinet members tragically die. Natascha McElhone, Italia Ricci, Adan Canto, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q also star.
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