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Evil Kermit is a captioned image series featuring a screenshot of the Muppet character Kermit the Frog talking with his nemesis Constantine dressed as a Sith Lord from Star Wars, who instructs him to perform various indulgent, lazy, selfish and unethical acts.
In 2014, the musical comedy film Muppets Most Wanted was released, in which the character is confronted by his look-a-like Constantine dressed in a black cloak (shown below).
On November 6th, 2016, Twitter user @aaannnnyyyyaaaa tweeted a screenshot of Kermit the Frog standing next to a Sith version of himself with the caption "me: sees a fluffy dog / me to me: steal him" (shown below). Within 10 days, the tweet gained over 31,800 likes and 22,500 retweets.
The following day, Twitter user @PinkMiruku posted an Evil Kermit who instructs her to skip class, receiving upwards of 12,200 likes and 10,200 retweets over the next eight days (shown below, left). On November 8th, 2016, Twitter user @kenihanas tweeted the picture along with a caption about feeling tempted to spend his saved money (shown below, right).
On November 12th, Twitter user @jola_jade tweeted the image captioned with a mock dialogue in which her conscious tells her to "overreact" (shown below, left). Within 72 hours, the tweet accumulated more than 54,000 likes and 40,700 retweets. On November 14th, Twitter user @BreaSimone tweeted the Kermit image captioned with a joke about arguing with her boyfriend (shown below, right). In 24 hours, the tweet garnered upwards of 37,000 likes and 28,000 retweets.
That day, the pop culture news site Pop Sugar published a slideshow of Evil Kermit examples. That same day, Cheezburger published a post about the trending captioned images. Also on November 14th, Twitter launched a moments page for the series titled "Evil Kermit wants you to indulge in your vices." On November 15th, 2016, Redditor Hcyon1 submitted a post titled ''Evil Kermit memes are growing buy now buy now'' to the /r/MemeEconomy subreddit. Meanwhile, BuzzFeed published a listicle of Evil Kermit examples.
Evil Miss Piggy
On November 17th, Instagram user meme.w0rld uploaded a photoshopped version of the Evil Kermit image in which the Muppet character Miss Piggy talks to herself about abstaining from engaging in oral sex with an attractive man (shown below). That day, the image was reposted to the /r/BlackPeopleTwitter subreddit.
The following day, Redditor Zantazi submitted a post urging viewers to "buy pig memes before they get banned" to /r/MemeEconomy subreddit, along with an image macro in which Miss Piggy talks herself into sleeping with a well endowed man (shown below, left). Also on November 18th, Redditor mississippijones posted an Evil Miss Piggy about consuming alcohol ot /r/TrollXChromosomes (shown below, right).
On November 21st, the pop culture news site Bossip published an article about the Evil Miss Piggy memes. On November 22nd, Instagram user @thegainz posted an Evil Miss Piggy image about friendzoning (shown below). The following day, Redditor alphawuff91 p to /r/niceguys, where it gathered upwards of 3,700 votes (90% upvoted) and 100 comments in less than 24 hours (shown below). That day, the pop culture blog Teen published a listicle of Evil Miss Piggy memes.
On May 14th, 2018, the YouTube channel ibighit uploaded a video teaser for the song "Fake Love" by the K-Pop music group BTS. Toward the end of the video, group member Jungkook is shown facing a cloaked figure. The moment (shown below) resembles the Evil Kermit meme.
That day, fans of the group posted comparisons between the video and the meme online. Twitter user @jeonglows tweeted side-by-side photos of the two image with the caption "kermit: who are you jungkook: i'm you but stronger." The post (shown below, left) received more than 1,900 retweets and 3,500 likes in three days. Twitter user @hearttmyg tweeted the same image and the caption, "confirmed jungkook is a kermit." The post (shown below, center) received more than 20 retweets and 75 likes in three days.
That day, Twitter user @writaeful tweeted a photoshopped version of the meme with Evil Kermit facing Jungkook. The post (shown below, right) received more than 195 retweets and 110 likes in three days.
On May 17th, The Daily Dot  published an article about the meme.
 Twitter – @aaannnnyyyyaaaa
 Pop Sugar – These Evil Kermit Memes Will Make You LOL
 Reddit – Evil Kermit Memes are Growing Buy Now Buy Now
 BuzzFeed – 23 Tweets That Will Make You Say Me and Also Me
 Cheezburger – Evil Kermit is the Devil on the Internets Shoulder
 Twitter – Evil Kermit wants you in indulge in your vices
 Twitter – @PinkMiruku
 Twitter – @BreaSimone
 Instagram – @memeworld (page unavailable)
 Reddit – Really? Miss Piggy now?
 Reddit – The frog is dropping like its Old Testament
 Reddit – Not even Miss Piggy is safe from this bs
 Instagram – @thegainz (page unavailable)
 Reddit – Lemme jump on this Miss Piggy Train
 Bossip – These Miss Piggy Memes are Insanely Hilarious
 Teen (via Wayback Machine) – 18 Hilarious Evil Miss Piggy Memes
 Twitter – @jeonglows's Tweet
 Twitter – @hearttmyg's Tweet
 Twitter @writaeful's Tweet
 The Daily Dot – K-Pop Star Jungkook of BTS is the New Evil Kermit Meme
Nov 15, 2016 at 06:43PM EST
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