If you have Hungarian friends on social media, you might have seen a series of blue images with white text on them, shared with great fervor and a lot of exclamation marks.
Here is what's going on:
The Hungarian government has recently embarked on a campaign against "economical immigration." In order to fire the masses up against immigrants that "take our jobs and ruin our culture" they paid 300 million Forints (app. a million dollars) for a billboard campaign that sends three distinct messages all over Budapest:
"IF YOU COME TO HUNGARY, YOU CAN'T TAKE HUNGARIANS' JOBS!"
(It also says "Government Information" as well as "National Consultation on Immigration and Terrorism")
"IF YOU COME TO HUNGARY, YOU HAVE TO RESPECT OUR CULTURE!"
"IF YOU COME TO HUNGARY, YOU HAVE TO RESPECT OUR LAWS!"
The fact that all the signs are in Hungarian, but they talk to supposed fresh-off-the-boat immigrants, has been the focus of several critiques. Also, an immediate flood of memes followed, with Photoshopped signs reading "If you come to Hungary, we apologize," "If you come to Hungary, you can't take Hungarians' community service," and "If you come to Hungary, say hi to my mom, I'm already living in London."
The rest of the commenting I'll just leave up to the good people of the Internet.