Blue Waffle explained.

What Is A 'Blue Waffle' And Why Should You Not Google It?

So, you've finally decided to look up Blue Waffle, and you're hoping to see a waffle injected with blue #9 dye as if it's blueberry flavored. Well, there's nothing blueberry flavored about these waffles. Instead, a "blue waffle" is one of those things your brother probably told you not to Google when shock sites were commonplace.

Recently, search interest in "blue waffle" has spiked again, probably due to the TikTok algorithm recommending the innocently-named term to its Zoomer userbase. Of course, "blue waffle" has a long meme history, dating back to the early days of the online world when bait-and-switch media was sent over MySpace.

This older generation knows what a "blue waffle" is; in fact, it probably scarred them. For those who have been spared all this time, let's explain.

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What Is A 'Blue Waffle?'

As you might already know, a "blue waffle" is not a waffle that is blue. In fact, "blue waffle" refers to a single, gross image of something that is not a waffle at all. The "blue waffle" image first surfaced in September 2008, hosted on the website BlueWaffle.net. On the website was an image that showed discolored female genitalia.

Thus, the concept of the "blue waffle" was born, and early on, it was referred to as the "blue waffle disease" because it was imagined that this discoloration was something that could be spread from person to person.


Is A 'Blue Waffle' Real?

Due to the disturbing nature of the photograph and the idea that a "blue waffle" could be transmittable, skepticism brewed regarding whether or not the "blue waffle" image was real. Being hosted on a sketchy shock site didn't bode well for the image's authenticity and due to the "blue waffle's" virality in 2008, it sparked investigations by actual health entities.

In 2011, an educator for the Women’s Health Foundation's Adolescent Pelvic Health Program contacted Dr. Amy Whitaker, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Chicago Hospital, for assistance in identifying the "blue waffle" disease. The conclusion was that the photograph was either photoshopped or was the result of vaginal mutilation.

Even Planned Parenthood published a blog post entitled "What’s blue waffle?" In the article, they wrote, "Blue waffle is totally, completely, 100 percent urban legend. It doesn’t exist. So anything you’ve heard about who has it, its symptoms, or the way it’s spread is made up. And pictures you might have seen of blue waffle on the Internet? They’re fake, too."

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That's a really good question. It's been so long since BlueWaffle.net was actually functioning. So why is "blue waffle" still trending in the present day?

The answer to that is TikTok, where a young audience exists and has never heard of most 2000s shock sites. The audience has not been exposed to the various Urban Dictionary definitions that Millennials were forced to memorize.

Other than on TikTok, ironic subreddits like OkBuddyRetard have kept the "blue waffle" alive in nostalgic Impact font memes. Therefore, the "blue waffle" might never die in memes if its infamy continues to grow.

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For the full history of Blue Waffle, be sure to check out our entry on the meme here for even more information.




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