Emoji Sheriff refers to a snowclone popular on Twitter in which a person creates the likeness of an old American West law enforcement officer using various emojis. The character then introduces itself with "Howdy. I'm the sheriff of X. I'm gonna X," with X changing depending on the emoji used.
On June 7th, 2017, Brandon Wardell tweeted the first sheriff using the "100" emoji and the caption "howdy. im the sheriff of suckin u off. im gon suck u off." The tweet gained over 8,500 retweets and 24,000 likes (shown below).
The first variations following Wardell's tweet also used the 100 emoji. One of the most popular was posted by @pittooey and used the sheriff with a respecting women joke that gained over 280 retweets and 300 likes (shown below, left). Over the course of June and the beginning of July, the snowclone evolved to include various other emojis. The most popular to date, posted by @DOGGEAUX on July 7th, 2017, included various train emojis and gained over 27,000 retweets and 87,000 likes (shown below, right). The emoji sheriff first drew media coverage on July 9th, 2017, when the trend was covered by Smosh. Select All covered it the following day.
 Smosh (via Wayback Machine) – The Emoji Sheriff Meme Is Twitter's New Meme in Town [22 Pics]
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