Batman Haircut Guy

Batman Haircut Guy

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Updated Oct 05, 2022 at 01:35PM EDT by Philipp.

Added Oct 05, 2022 at 11:13AM EDT by Philipp.

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Batman Haircut Guy refers to a photograph of a teenager with long, emo-like bangs covering his face down to his nose. Spread on Discord since July 2022, the photograph went viral on Twitter in September 2022 after a viral post that jokingly compared it to the character L from Death Note.


Prior to July 6th, 2022, an unknown user posted a photograph of a teenager with long, emo-like bangs covering his face down to his nose but leaving his eyes open (shown below). On July 6th, 2022, Twitter[1] user @tumamaentangawn made the earliest found post of the image. On July 7th, an unknown user posted the image to /r/teenagers,[2] claiming it was "face reveal." The post gained 80 upvotes.


On September 9th, 2022, Twitter[3] user @__Poke__ tweeted a request for users to post anime characters that look like them. In the thread, Twitter[4] user @TopperssonBR tweeted the Batman Haircut Guy alongside an image of character L from the anime series Death Note. The tweet gained over 4,700 retweets and 20,800 likes in one month (shown below).

*.* poke @_Poke__. Sep 9 what anime character looks most like you? ALT 367 PR 1,510 ++Topper @Toppersson BR - 15h And no, I'm not cosplaying, we're just that similar to each other LOL 15 ALT 466 1,492 796 ⠀

Following the post, the image achieved viral popularity on Twitter. For example, on September 13th, Twitter[5] user @nescartridges tweeted an image of a Mii character based on the photograph, with the post gaining over 2,800 retweets and 38,000 likes in one month (shown below, left). A My Reaction to That Information reaction image based on the photograph also saw use. For example, on September 15th, Twitter user @OvOBrezzzy tweeted a screenshot of a message exchange that received over 330 retweets and 15,100 likes in three weeks (shown below, right).

pumpca @nescartridges made that one guy 6:58 PM. Sep 13, 2022 · Twitter Web App . 30 87 O° D Idk how to tell you this but me and your mom are having a divorce A Daddy > iMessage Today 12:15 AM MY GENUINE REACTION Message Delivered •11•

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MY GENUINE REACTION 30 Doing my first face reveal hope you guys like it 25


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