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Ellen Degeneres Crying

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Ellen Degeneres Crying is an image macro series featuring a screenshot from a video by morning talkshow host Ellen Degeneres about the killing of Breonna Taylor. In summer 2020, many meme'd a screenshot from the video and added the caption, "When you get so high, you start getting scared."

Origin

On June 25th, 2020, Ellen Degeneres published a video about the killing Ellen Degeneres. In the video, she says, "How are you showing up for Breonna Taylor." The post received more than 449,000 likes in less than one year (shown below).



On August 5th, 2020, Twitter [1] user @HollieRotten tweeted the screenshot with the caption, "When you get so high, you start getting scared." The post received more than 42,000 likes and 6,600 retweets in less than one year (shown below).


+ hollie rotten + @HollieRotten WHEN YOU GET SO HIGH YOU START GETT陌NG SCARED 7:28 PM 路 Aug 5, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone

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Days later, the image began spreading online. On August 9th, 2020, Instagram [2] user @epic.png shared the image with the caption, "What the F*ck (Fuck) happened to Eminem." The post received more than 4,400 likes in less than six months (shown below, left).

That day, Instagram[3] user @grapejuiceboys shared the image with the caption, "Think 2020's been hard on you, look at what it's done to Eminem." The post received more than 73,000 likes in less than six months (shown below, center).

The following day, Twitter[4] user @Struggle_Tweet shared a post from an anonymous Twitter user that captioned the image, "bought an onlyfans and she just playing piano and singing." The tweet received more than 59,000 likes and 2,500 retweets in less than six months (shown below, center).


epic.png 路 Following WHAT THE FU CK (F---) epic.png Where is slim shady a follow @epic.png 22w 4,496 likes AUGUST 9, 2020 HAPPENED TO EMINEM Add a comment... Post Think 2020's been hard for you? grapejuiceboys 路 Following Look at what's it's done to Eminem... +) and 73,382 others AUGUST 9, 2020 Add a comment... Post Struggle Tweets @Struggle_Tweet 000 bought an onlyfans and she just playing the piano and singing 11:32 PM 路 8/9/20 路 Twitter Web App 11:51 AM 路 Aug 10, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone

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Think 2020's been hard for you? Look what it's done to Uncle June.... WDOES ANYONE ELSE THINK FLYING WITH BEN SHAPIRO WOULD BE A BAD IDEA BECAUSE HE WOULD DESTROY THE ENTIRE LEFT WING
emotional support Baja blast @ bl00dstainz 000 WHEN YOU GET SO HIGH YOUR EYES ARE THE SIZE OF THE MOON 10:49 PM 路 Aug 10, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone WHEN YOU GET SO HIGH YOU START FRACKING 306


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