Drops Phone "Please Don't Be Cracked"

Drops Phone "Please Don't Be Cracked"

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Drops Phone "Please Don't Be Cracked" refers to an exploitable image macro series using the phrasal template "*Drops phone* 'Please don't be cracked' The Phone:" followed by a video of someone being "cracked," a slang term meaning "skilled," at something, or a photo of someone on crack. The original image macro was posted to Reddit in late 2019 and became the subject of edits over the following years, spreading to sites including X (Twitter) and TikTok in 2023.

Origin

On October 26th, 2019, Redditor u/Max_Stoned posted an image macro to /r/memes[1] captioned "*Drops phone* 'Please don't be cracked' Phone:" along with a mugshot of a woman who appears to be a drug addict, garnering over 13,000 upvotes in four years (shown below).


*Drops Phone* Me: "Please don't be cracked”. Phone: ▪▪▪▪▪

Spread

The original meme gained viral spread over the following days, including an October 27th, 2019 repost to X[2] by @kaylaszn that gained over 12,000 likes in four years. On November 19th, X[3] user @UKNoContext posted a new version of the meme replacing the photo with one of someone with a crack pipe in their mouth, garnering over 1,400 likes in four years. On May 23rd, 2020, X[4] user @unfriendly403 posted a similar new version of the meme, garnering over 1,300 likes in three years.

On May 26th, 2021, Instagram[5] user harverd.universite posted a version of the meme using an image of someone playing Fortnite, garnering over 2,000 likes in two years (shown below, left). On June 8th, Instagram[6] user cheemsitz posted a version of the meme featuring a photoshop of Cheems as Ninja, garnering over 12,000 likes in the same span of time (shown below, right).

A video version of the Fortnite meme gained viral spread on Instagram[9] throughout 2022, including a January 8th, 2022 post by user squidsgalaxy, garnering over 517,000 views in a year.


"Drops Phone* Me: "Please don't be cracked". Phone: *drops phone* Me: "please don't be cracked" Phone: CHEEMSITZ

On March 3rd, 2023, Instagram[7] user onlyballs_ posted a version of the meme using an image of Walter White from Breaking Bad gaming, garnering over 9,100 likes in eight months (shown below). It was reposted by Instagram[8] user lilcasper.v2 on March 11th, garnering over 16,000 likes in the same span of time.


"Drops phone Me: "Please don't be cracked"....... Phone: 277

The meme was popularized on TikTok in 2023. For example, on November 13th, 2023, TikToker[10] @sir.hoxton posted a version of the meme using modded Fortnite footage that resembles Mario Kart, garnering over 7.4 million views in a week (shown below, left). On November 17th, TikToker[11] @liate_pootis posted a version of the meme that gained over 1.1 million views in five days (shown below, right).

@sir.hoxton Mf is going to be BEYOND cracked | PT.2 #fyp #fypシ #goviral #blowup #meme #xyzabc #xyzbca #foryoupage ♬ HARDX. Its been so long 17.11.2023 – HARDX

@liate_pootis @Ocelot @connor 😄 #fortnite #fortniteog #fortniteclips #fortnitememe #meme #fyp #ohiosigma #skibiditoiletrizzlevel9gyat #ijustlostmyedgingstreak ♬ HARDX. Its been so long 17.11.2023 – HARDX

Various Examples


**DROPS PHONE** me: please don't be cracked.. my phone: @party_right @Party Right *Drops phone* Me: "Please don't be cracked" The phone: -RTH SEA AUSTRIAN ETHERLANDS INGDOM = FRANCE Dutch Republic Ham. Jülich AUSTRIAN NETHERLANDS Outres Gft. Münster Bishopric of Olden Mark Duke Wales Kur Py SWITZERLAND K FL Paderbom GW Pum Holstein Libe Electorate of Hanover of Bra Landgt Hessen-Kassel Duchy Württemberg p Bishop Wirbag Am. Bamberg Fun. will GK THE Duchy of Mecklenburg- Schwerin of Bavaria Electorate "Duchy of Meckl Stalita ectorate of Brandenburg ELECTORATE OF SAXONY a BALTIC SEA Salzburg Kingdom of Bohemia de le Pomerania H @yourhistoryplug SILESIA Osterreich de Danzig Sundin w KINGDOM OF PRUS KINGDOM OF HUNGARY **** *Drops Phone* Me: "Please don't be cracked"....... Phone:
@sir.hoxton Mf is going to be BEYOND cracked | PT.3 #fyp #fypシ #goviral #blowup #meme #xyzabc #xyzbca #foryoupage ♬ HARDX. Its been so long 17.11.2023 – HARDX

@jack.rob1 please don’t be cracked.. #pleasedontbecracked ♬ HARDX. Its been so long 17.11.2023 – HARDX


Search Interest

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External References

[1] Reddit – max_stoned

[2] X – kaylaszn

[3] X – UKNoContext

[4] X – unfriendly403

[5] Instagram – harverd

[6] Instagram – cheemsitz

[7] Instagram – onlyballs_

[8] Instagram – lilcasperv2

[9] Instagram – squidsgalaxy

[10] TikTok – sir.hoxton

[11] TikTok – liate_pootis

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