Because You're Worth It

Because You're Worth It

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About

"Because You're Worth It" is the slogan of the French cosmetics company L'Oreál. The slogan and its accompanying hair-swinging gesture has become the subject of parody.

Origin

L'Oréal was founded in 1909 by Eugène Schueller[1] and the L'Oréal slogan was written by Ilon Specht on 1973.[2] Early forms of its use as a joke can be found in Saturday Night Live transcripts as early as 1976.[3]

Man: Mmm-hmm. The Vice-President of DataCorp, Bill Holding, told me about this place, a man and his wife turn their own home into a restaurant three nights a week. It got a four-star rating in Food Map magazine.
Woman: Oh, wow!
Man: They said it was real expensive, but I made reservations two months in advance, because you're worth it.


The first instance of the meme online is unknown.

Spread

Sometime during the summer of 2011, Cheezburger released a series of LOLcat image macros featuring the tagline. Later instances would include the logo transposed onto the image in the fashion of a photoshop meme.


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Many examples quickly became available on other sites like Meme Center[4] and Quick Meme.[5] Deviantart has 1,939 results[6] tagged with the meme L'Oreál. While the tag #l'oreal is often used for cosmetic photography and images of the models of L'Oréal, the meme can be easily spotted on Tumblr with the tag #because-you're-worth-it.[7]

Various Examples


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External References

[1] Wikipedia – L'Oréal

[2] http://www.lorealparisusa.com – Because You're Worth It

[3] Saturday Night Live Transcripts – Home Restaurant

[4] Meme Center – L'Oreal

[5] Quick Meme – L'Oreal

[6] Deviantart – L'Oreal

[7] Tumblr – #because-your-worth-it

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