Politician Alice Weidel's picture was first posted on her Facebook and Twitter accounts. German comedian Jan Böhmermann was quick to spot it, replacing the boxing bag with the German constitution.
Another German comedian, the Berlin-based Shahak Shapira, got in on the act and invited others to join him.
Anyone and everyone with Photoshopping skills had a go.
The hashtag #WeidelKickingThings started trending on Twitter and was the third most popular hashtag in the country on Thursday.
Efforts went from the obvious, pairing Ms. Weidel with martial artists, to the philosophical.
Those oppposed to the politics of Ms. Weidel's party told the world what they really thought.
German grocery giant Dr. Oetker had Ms. Weidel kicking a Turkish-themed pizza. There was a backlash from her supporters, who told the company they should stay out of politics.
Some on social media were keen on commemorative T-shirts. By then, #WeidelKickingThings had made it onto a number of national news websites and television channels.
Ms. Weidel made an appearance atop windmills and in a staircase painting by Dutch artist, M.C. Escher. There was also a short video showing Ms. Weidel as a fidget spinner.
Many of the graphics made fun of Ms. Weidel but by the second day her own supporters were making their versions of #WeidelKickingThings, showing her kicking her political opponents.