'Left Shark' Is the One and Only True Hero of the 2015 Super Bowl

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterFebruary 2, 2015


We may not have justice in society. We may not be able to untie the Gordian knot that is the universe or make a skateboard that hovers.

What we will always have, however, is Left Shark—a beacon of ungainly hope in an otherwise serious and cruel world.

The shark—a costumed backup dancer in Katy Perry's Super Bowl XLIX halftime show—won over a nation of viewers Sunday night with its maverick dance moves and complete disregard for rhythm.

FanSided uploaded a Vine of Left Shark going rogue in the middle of Perry's rendition of "Teenage Dream." Calling a hot route, the dancer appeared to diverge from the planned routine, opting instead to mash up the "Macarena" with the "YMCA."

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01:  Singer Katy Perry performs with dancers during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Rob Carr/Getty Images

The awkward moves did not go unnoticed. Rather, Left Shark’s clumsiness and general DGAF aura captivated a large cross section of the viewing public:

Left Shark memes have since erupted:

We do not know who Left Shark is—perhaps we never will—but one man has come forward to claim the role:

As Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell once taught us, there's left shark and there's strong shark. While most of the Internet fights and quarrels endlessly, for one day we can all agree: We are all Left Shark.


Dan is on Twitter repping the Left Shark Clan.