Conflicted Steve Harvey

Conflicted Steve Harvey

Updated Apr 07, 2021 at 09:45AM EDT by Matt.

Added Mar 07, 2018 at 02:14PM EST by Adam.

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Conflicted Steve Harvey refers to a popular reaction image featuring two images of television host Steve Harvey super-imposed onto each other. One image shows Harvey laughing, and the other of him looking worried or distressed. The image is paired with captions in which one may laugh but simultaneously feels anxiety.


The earliest known post to use the image was posted to Tumblr on January 15th, 2016, by user kingarthurofgeek.[1] The post gained over 38,000 notes (shown below).

When people can'ttell if your nihilism Is a joke and neither can you


As the image grew more popular, the format changed from the original image macro iteration posted by kingarthurofgeek and became used more commonly used as a reaction image paired with captions. For example, a post to Imgur from April 21st, 2016 used it in that way (shown below, left). Another posted to MemeCenter[2] in May of that year also followed that format (shown below, right).

when someone says "tell me abt urself" but u have no idea who u are when your jokes are all lowkey full of self hatred and your friends start to ask if you're okay

Other popular examples of the meme include a post to /r/dankmemes on May 11th, 2017 referencing a recent trend of God Left memes, gaining over 570 upvotes (shown below, left). Another posted March 7th, 2018 gained over 480 upvotes (shown below, right).

When you're laughing at God Left memes and and realize God was never there at all When you upvote a meme and Then remember you are causing this meme to become normie

Various Examples

When you are trending but then realize it's because they named a hurricane after you when you laugh at a drinking meme but realize you might be an alcoholic #VynMerge when you're telling your family a funny story and almost say too much & snitch on yourself when you are laughing at ww3 memes but you are a healthy 17 year old man When your friend brings ou on a trip yut you worried financialy when you are laughing at all the #PSAT memes, but realize you interpreted half of the information on the exam wrong

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External References

[1] Tumblr (via Wayback Machine) – kingarthurofgeek

[2] Memecenter – Basically Me

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