The recent scandal surrounding Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te’o and his girlfriend, or rather lack thereof, has inspired intense media debate, a call for stricter fact-checking practices and…MEMES!

Yes, the murky storyline has prompted people to post pictures of themselves “Te’oing ,” in which they take a photo with an imaginary girlfriend. #Teoing has become a trending topic on Twitter and has spawned its own Tumblr account.

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The memes range from people pretending to have their arms around an imaginary person, to kissing a blank space, to simply adding text to images that already resemble “Teo-ing” (i.e. Clint Eastwood and his invisible Obama rant).

photo: teoing.tumblr.com

Teo-ing appears to be a play on "Tebowing,” in which fans mocked Tim Tebow’s football celebration by placing one knee to the ground and lowering their head. —Hal Sundt

photo: teoing.tumblr.com

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