Don't Say You're a Fan If You Don't Know Who This Is

Don't Say You're a Fan If You Don't Know Who This Is

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Don'tπŸ‘ClaimπŸ‘ ToπŸ‘ BeπŸ‘ aπŸ‘ Fan πŸ‘IfπŸ‘YouπŸ‘Don'tπŸ‘KnowπŸ‘WhoπŸ‘ThisπŸ‘Is is a phrasal template or snowclone, captioning an image of a fictional character performing the activity, expressing that one cannot be true fan of said field without knowledge of the image subject.


On August 8th, 2016, Twitter user @antoniodelotero[1] posted the earliest known iteration of the meme (shown below): an image of SpongeBob SquarePants doing an olympic dive with the caption, "don't πŸ‘ claim πŸ‘ to πŸ‘ be πŸ‘ a πŸ‘ fan πŸ‘ of πŸ‘ the πŸ‘ olympics πŸ‘ if πŸ‘ you πŸ‘ don't πŸ‘ know πŸ‘ who πŸ‘ this πŸ‘ is." As of May 2017, the tweet has received more than 17,200 retweets and 23,100 likes.

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The following day, on August 9th, Twitter user @kysbaker[5] posted a variation of the meme with different color emojis, receiving more than 320 retweets and 430 likes (shown below). On August 20th, Twitter user @memeprovider reposted the image and received 4,700 retweets and 8,500 likes.[4]

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On October 22nd, 2016, Twitter user @garyfromteenmom[2] posted an image of a dog wearing sunglasses with the center of a paper towel roll on its mouth with the caption, "don'tπŸ‘claimπŸ‘youπŸ‘likeπŸ‘jazzπŸ‘ifπŸ‘youπŸ‘dontπŸ‘knowπŸ‘whoπŸ‘thisπŸ‘isπŸ‘." The post received more than 14,000 retweets and 30,000 likes in seven months. Redditor roshane69[3] posted a screencap of the tweet on the /r/me_irl subreddit on October 29th, during its Meme Renaissance period. The post received more than 3,600 points (98% upvoted) before archived.

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