22/01/2017 8:27 AM AEDT | Updated 23/01/2017 11:14 AM AEDT

Ian McKellen's Women's March Sign Said More Than Words Ever Could

It's honestly perfect.

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 13: (CHINA OUT) English actor Sir Ian McKellen attends the press conference of Shakespeare on Film during the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival on June 13, 2016 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Of course we’d expect Sir Ian McKellen’s sign at the Women’s March to be amazing, but few could have predicted how truly perfect it ended up being.

McKellen, who attended a London event held in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, ended up finding a sign that included no words ― only an image of Sir Patrick Stewart, in the role of Star Trek’s Captain Picard, face-palming.  

The sign McKellen is holding clearly references the hilarious, inspiring and well-documented friendship the two legendary actors share. This specific image has become a popular meme that people use to express total exasperation and disbelief with the idiocy of a person or a situation.

We can’t think of a better reaction to the status quo.

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CORRECTION: A previous version of this post stated that McKellen brought the sign to the March, however, he found the sign at the end of the March in Trafalgar Square.

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