Drowning High Five

Drowning High Five

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Updated Sep 03, 2020 at 03:27AM EDT by ohmyjosh.

Added Jan 17, 2019 at 02:14PM EST by Adam.

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Drowning High Five refers to a comic by Russian artist Gudim showing a hand reaching out of water, evidently belonging to a drowning person. Another hand comes in and gives the drowning hand a high five. The comic has been used as a reaction image and object labeling exploitable.


On June 19th, 2017, artist Gudim posted the drowning comic to their Instagram page,[1] where it gained over 43,000 likes (shown below).


The comic first began spreading as a reaction image, paired with captions where one celebrates the failure of others. For example, On February 26th, 2018, Facebook page Sarcasm Society[2] posted the image with the caption "When your ex drowning," gaining over 5,500 likes and reactions (shown below, left). A July 10th, 2017 post on /r/2meirl4meirl gained over 770 points (shown below, right).

When your ex drowning me liking posts about depression

Later variations turned the image into an object labeling exploitable. For example, Redditor CorporalChipmunk posted an edit on January 9th, 2019 to /r/programmerhumor that gained over 34,000 points (shown below, left). A post by user OfficialHerst to /r/2meirl4meirl from December 26th, 2018 gained over 30,000 points (shown below, right).

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Various Examples

Me: *posts on Reddit* Inbox: 1 unread msg Automoderator Bot: Post has been removed Me asking a question on stack overflow CLOSED ods e struggling to do a math proble the teacher telling me i should remember it from last year When you ask your parents for support after college Jokespaymybills Hey scopely ey Survivor Keep on rvivin Okay thanks Dolphin Casanova * Follow @TheZombiUnicorn When your friend makes a sad post and you don't know what to say, so you just 'like' it instead

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External References

[1] Instagram – Gudim

[2] Facebook – Sarcasm society

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