Me Gusta

Me Gusta

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Updated Mar 07, 2014 at 09:21PM EST by James.

Added Mar 21, 2010 at 11:24PM EDT by PKZALGO201.

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Me Gusta is a rage comic face that is typically used to express one’s approval of an awkward or perverse situation. The caption “Me gusta” translates to “I like it” in Spanish. In its beginning, the phrase conveyed an odd sense of pleasure in sexually perverse contexts, but the meaning has since broadened to describe a more general state of being disturbed and pleased at the same time.


The colloquial Spanish phrase “Me Gusta” was first adopted into a rage comic drawing by illustrator Matt Oswald, who uploaded his artwork onto 4chan [5] and Reddit [6] on March 18th, 2010. The drawing was also uploaded onto his personal Tumblr blog[3] and DeviantART[4] account. Oswald eventually revealed himself as the creator of “Me Gusta” face in a Reddit thread[1] as well as an Ask Me Anything (AMA) thread[2] on March 8th, 2011.



Editor’s Note: This section is currently being researched.

In December 2010, the single topic blog Me Gusta Face[12] was launched to curate the comics. As of May 2012, the series ranked in the “Fuck Yeah” tier on Memegenerator [7] and thousands of “Me Gusta” rage comics can be found on Tumblr [8], Memebase[9] and on Reddit’s popular F7U12 subreddit.[10]

Notable Examples


No Me Gusta

No Me Gusta variation of Me Gusta It is used as to awkwardly dislike.

Me Gusta Mucho

“Me Gusta Mucho” is a variation of Me Gusta with the mouth changed to a smile. It is used to show extreme pleasure as opposed to simple pleasure.

Search Interest

Search queries for “me gusta face” began to pick up in December of 2010, and have continued to rise in the United States.

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