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🏳️‍🌈? / Pride Flag Question Mark

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🏳️‍🌈? or Pride Flag Question Mark refers to a symbol combination of the "Pride Flag" 🏳️‍🌈 emoji and "?" question mark sign to create an expression referring to LGBTQ+ behavior. The meme became a popular exploitable in image macros in October 2022, with overlayed text displaying the🏳️‍🌈? alongside anime, movie and TV show characters.


The earliest available tweet containing the 🏳️‍🌈? combination was made by Twitter[1] user @crowholmes on July 11th, 2022 (shown below), in which he shows a conversation between John and Sherlock Holmes of the BBC show Sherlock and describes it as one of the "top 10 moments more 🏳️‍🌈? of history." The tweet used the 🏳️‍🌈? overlayed with Sherlock's surprised face, indicating a possible suspicion his friend might be gay. The post gained 181 likes and 34 retweets in one year.

Fo cami kenobi @crowholmes 11 de jul de 2022 el diálogo entre john y sherlock en la primera temporada, top 10 momentos mas? de la historia Do you have a boyfriend? Which is fine, by the way. Right. OK. 1 34 181 I know it's fine. 3 ?

A few months later, in September and early October 2022, the meme popularized as a reaction meme and exploitable image macro with Latin American Twitter users, who started to create multiple variations of the emoji combination, as seen in the examples below:

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The emoji combination has been posted as a meme on social by both pro-LGBTQ and anti-LGBTQ creators. For instance, Twitter[2] user @mateiformiga used the meme to joke about Isaac Newton's color spectrum experiments showing a rainbow when light passes through a prism. The post, uploaded on September 23rd, 2022, received 1,629 likes and 115 retweets in seven months (seen below).

coelho ? @mateiformiga 23 de set de 2022 Luz branca: atravessa um prisma Isaac Newton: 10 115 ? 1.629 ₁ B ↑

Homophobic La’eeb (Qatar World Cup Mascot)

The official mascot of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar also received variations of the 🏳️‍🌈? meme combination due to implications of the complicated history of human rights violations in Qatar. For instance, on November 21st, 2022, Twitter[3] user @vanglockkk posted a picture of a football player touching the rival's genitals alongside the mascot image with the 🏳️‍🌈? meme combination, suggesting the mascot is not happy seeing this behavior on the field. The tweet received 4,346 likes and 596 retweets in five months (seen below).

david @vanglockkk 21 de nov de 2022 jaja colocam a tapioca homofobica pra jogo 40 1 596 4.346 ار ? ↑

Lo Suponía Meme

Variations of the 🏳️‍🌈? meme appeared on social media later on, with one notably similar image macro being the Lo Suponía meme, which uses a pride flag overlayed with a Dragon Ball Z character, and is used in situations related to LGBTQ+ connotation.

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Various Examples

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@boitiktok88 🏳️‍🌈? 🤨 #meme #🏳️‍🌈? #sus #edit #humor ♬ Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show
@2frenes 🏳️‍🌈? #humor #viral #tiktok #🏳️‍🌈? #2frenes #basado ♬ original sound – 2Frenes

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External References

[1] Twitter – @crowholmes

[2] Twitter – @mateiformiga

[3] Twitter – @vanglockkk

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