Josep Maria García got the shock of his life when he found his image associated with the online ‘the worst person you know’ meme— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 22, 2022
The famous image occured when Garcia's photog brother in law asked him to stand in a photograph so he could ajust for the light, and the image was uploaded to Getty Images Catalogue in 2014.
In 2018, his BIL got a notifcation that a 'satirical news site' used the image for their article. Of course, that site was the US-Based The Onion. Since the site is in English, his municipality near Barcelona weren't familiar with it, and didn't treat him differently.....
...Until a journalist dropped clues on how to find Garcia. He shrugged off some distasteful comments and proceeded to just live his life. The article is written oddly, as it begins to talk about another meme man halfway though.