Being an X

Being an X

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Updated Feb 06, 2014 at 08:50PM EST by James.

Added Dec 17, 2011 at 12:24PM EST by LukeHasAimbot.

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About

“Being and X” refers to a specific trending Rage Comic which outlines the daily life of living as a specific ethnicity. The comics show a person of a specific ethnic background going through his/her daily life being stereotyped by others, only to come to the realization that the stereotype is correct. This joke mainly aims to play on the classic stereotypes of races. Comics similar to these can be found in the “f7u12” subreddit, where they are most notably found.[1] The usual path the comic follows is displayed in the example below, and is described in a very general fashion. Most forms of this type of rage comic are clones of this type of template.


Origin

The most plausible explanation for the origin of this comic is reddit’s “f7u12”, but research is still being done into the true beginning of this style of rage comic.

Notable Examples

In order, the comics below are “Being Asian”, “Being Irish”, “Being Russian”, “Being Norse”, and “Being an Arab”.



Interactions with other Memes

This repetitive rage comic is often used to make jokes using other memes and trending topics. This is usually to increase the comedic value, do to the fact that it creates a joke within a joke(memeception). The fact that this particular trending type of rage comic is morphed with other current memes shows that it is already rooted in internet culture. Examples of this are shown below, including morphs with the memes My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and The Elder Scrolls.


External References

[1]Reddit – Being an X Comics

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