10 Best Meme Reactions to President Nelson’s Announcement

A man holding a phone with a meme on it.

As you already know, President Nelson recently urged members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to no longer refer to themselves using their popular nickname, “Mormons.” The updated style guide for the name of the Church also discourages the press from using terms like “Mormonism,” and “LDS.”

The public had mixed reactions to the announcement. Many people across social media (even members) mocked the news. Others took it in stride but comedically acknowledged the difficulty of breaking the habit. Here are 10 of the best memes we could find that are worth looking at:

1. It really is a made-up nickname

2. Twitter got pretty hostile when they heard the news

3. When LDS Living found out…

4. Make sure your volume is on for this one

Posted by The Sunday Pews on Saturday, August 18, 2018

5. I look forward to this day

6. It may be long, but it’s important

I am now a member of the Restored Church of Jesus Christ, the Almighty God, of these the Last Days of the Latter Day Saints….

Posted by Zander Sturgill on Friday, August 17, 2018

7. I see where this is going…

8. That escalated quickly

OK, this one is originally back from 2016 but seems to have coincidentally resurfaced after President Nelson’s announcement. Hmm…

9. It is a bit of a mouth full

But exercise is good for you.

😂😂😂 I'm dying 😂😂😂

Posted by Latter-day Saint Memes on Friday, August 17, 2018

10. Social media went a little crazy

What are your thoughts on the new guidance from the prophet? Let us know in the comments.


David Snell is a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He's the Founder of The Sunday Pews, and has experience writing for Mormon Newsroom Pacific, KBYU11, Classical 89 Radio, FamilyShare.com and plenty more. He tries not to take himself too seriously and just wants to brighten your day a bit.