photoshopped image of a cop made to look like the Chad meme

Chad Cop

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Updated Jul 21, 2020 at 04:49AM EDT by andcallmeshirley.

Added Jul 20, 2020 at 01:39PM EDT by Adam.

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About

Chad Cop refers to a photoshopped image of a police officer edited to give the officer a prominent chin and long tuft of hair, similar to the Chad meme. The edited image was joked about numerous times on Twitter in 2020 before it was discovered to be a photoshop.

Origin

The undoctored image comes from 2016 protests of the death of Pierre Loury in Chicago (shown below).[1]


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On July 18th, 2020, Twitter user @warmfourloko[4] posted a comparison of the photoshopped cop next to a Chad meme, gaining over 35,000 retweets and 290,000 likes (shown below).


phil @warmfourloko h-------- he's real OUCH! 6:01 PM · Jul 18, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone >

Spread

The image spread on Twitter and Reddit, with many believing the photo was real. Twitter user @bigsipofmonster[2] posted a doctored version of the photo which gave the cop features similar to the Chad meme, namely a longer tuft of hair and a more pronounced chin. The tweet gained over 5,800 retweets and 41,000 likes (shown below, left). User @someblackg[5] compared the cop to White Face Mark Zuckerberg, gaining over 320 retweets and 4,000 likes (shown below, right).


Master Roshi's Turtle Hermit Boomer Posting @BigSipOfMonster Chad is real. BURKOTH ICA TURNER POu SomeBlackGuy @someblackg The virgin android vs the chad cop KRTH POU 7:15 PM · Jul 19, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

A thread in /r/photoshopbattles[3] called the cop an "IRL chad." User IceColdNick posted the picture to /r/blursedimages,[6] gaining over 75,000 points. On July 20th, writer Ryan Broderick[7] posted that he'd discovered the image was photoshopped, gaining over 190 retweets and 1,700 likes (shown below).


Ryan Broderick @broderick So I actually totally fell for it when I first saw it, the photo going around Reddit of the Chad Cop is photoshopped. RURKOTH HICA gettyimages Scott Olson 10:40 AM · Jul 20, 2020 · TweetDeck

Various Examples


mr cant spell good @KrangTNelson G NEWS "CANE STUCK IN PUBLIC TO oh s--- they militarized the pet detectives 9:56 PM · Jul 19, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone > Clue Heywood @ClueHeywood DEFUND THE PET DETECTIVES 12:31 AM · Jul 20, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone Steven Castillo @STEEEZUSCHRIST Sucks what Johnny Bravo has become smh BURKOTH HICA 3:35 PM · Jul 19, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone > @MadalynGoff Replying to @warmfourloko We all looking at the hair, but the most important feature in this pic is the powerful middle finger PewDiePie Submissions LWIAY @LWIAY_bot Don't break the law or Chad Cop appears behind you bit.ly/3elTwQu PO 5:52 AM · Jul 19, 2020 · IFTTT OTHA > Angry Woman Who Isn't Funny & Ruins Everything Fun @dudgedudy Chad, Big Chungus, Moleman ALL I NEED IS A FOURTH ONE and we'll have our horsemen quick, somebody find another f------up looking Chicago cop 5:41 PM · Jul 19, 2020 · Twitter for Android

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