Oh Crap / OMG Rage Face

Oh Crap / OMG Rage Face

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Added Oct 08, 2010 at 12:53AM EDT by Tobas.

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The Oh Crap or OMG Face refers to an exploitable image used in rage comics to express an array of feelings including astonishment, revelation, or sheer rage. It is often paired with red or white text, summing up the character’s thoughts. It is also used to represent a Gropaga[7], or follower of Inglip.


While the artist behind the face is still unknown, the first instance of it appeared in a rage comic, depicting a conversation about the character’s wife going to her boss’ house to test Sony Playstation 3 games. After his friend explains that the console does not have any games, the face is used to express the realization that he had been fooled. The comic was posted online as early as October 1st, 2009 on the Studio Kat forums[1] in a thread to share absurd images.


The face was used in another comic to express disappointment over chocolate chip cookies actually containing raisins. it was posted to FunnyJunk[8] on May 23rd, 2010, receiving 2086 funny votes and over 61,000 views. This comic dubbed the face “raisin face,” a tag still used on Memebase[9], Tumblr[10] and Quickmeme.[11]

The face evolved from shock and surprise to anger and frustration in August 2010 on Reddit[2], with a rage comic about a birthday party. Due to the juxtaposition of the name Ashraf next to the reaction image, it was referred to as the “Ashraf face” (below left) in comments on the rage comics subreddit[3] and in their official rage face timeline.[4] During 2011, both versions of the face were applied to several other rage comic tropes, expressing surprised awareness in She Wants My Cock (below center) and a frustrating realization about one’s ethnic background in Being an X (below right).

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In July 2011, illustrator Sam Spratt[5] created a photorealistic interpretation of this face. On Reddit[6], the photo received 2418 upvotes and 401 points overall.

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