Evil Kermit

Evil Kermit

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Updated Jul 19, 2020 at 03:08AM EDT by Y F.

Added Nov 15, 2016 at 02:25PM EST by Don.

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About

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.

Origin

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[1] 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.


dried apricot hater + Follow me: sees a fluffy dog me to me: steal him RETWEETS LIKES 22,519 31,802 angEN ■曆鬓 4:42 AM - 6 Nov 2016 λ‹€ 23K 32K

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The following day, Twitter user @PinkMiruku[7] 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[8] tweeted the picture along with a caption about feeling tempted to spend his saved money (shown below, right).


D.va @PinkMiruku Follow Me: *sleeps late* Me to me before class: Skip it RETWEETS LIKES 10,298 12,267 θˆœιΎ‹ 3:12 AM-7 Nov 2016 λ‹€ 10K 12K kenny @kenihanas Follow Me: I'm glad I'm saving money Me to me: Now spend all of it RETWEETS LIKES 6,457 6,157 1:56 AM-8 Nov 2016 6.5K 6.2...

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[9] 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.


C--- Drakilla Follow S @jola_jade Me: "I'm sure there's a logical explanation for this" Me to me: "Overreact." RETWEETS LIKES 40,775 54,875 10:31 AM- 12 Nov 2016 Β£741K 55K Brea Simone @BreaSimone Follovw Me: he apologized. I should just say okay & let it go. Ormeinthatngtissedyouoft 3 weeks ago too. Finish him. 11:06 AM- 14 Nov 2016 わ닀 28,081 37,401

That day, the pop culture news site Pop Sugar[2] published a slideshow of Evil Kermit examples. That same day, Cheezburger[5] published a post about the trending captioned images. Also on November 14th, Twitter[6] 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[3] subreddit. Meanwhile, BuzzFeed[4] published a listicle of Evil Kermit examples.

Evil Miss Piggy

On November 17th, Instagram[10] 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[11] subreddit.


Me:i wanna take things slow & get to him 1st Also me:Bitch he wanna eat u out Me:but i have mora... Also me:He has big lips.drop da panties

The following day, Redditor Zantazi submitted a post urging viewers to "buy pig memes before they get banned" to /r/MemeEconomy[12] 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[15] (shown below, right).


Me: He'll ruin my life Also Me: he gotta big d---, let him Me: Time for some self care this weekend Also me: Tequila shots.

On November 21st, the pop culture news site Bossip[16] published an article about the Evil Miss Piggy memes. On November 22nd, Instagram user @thegainz[14] posted an Evil Miss Piggy image about friendzoning (shown below). The following day, Redditor alphawuff91 p to /r/niceguys,[13] 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[17] published a listicle of Evil Miss Piggy memes.


"He's funny, has a nice body, treats me well & my friends like him" "Friendzone him and text that meathead with the barbed wire tattoo" IG: @thegainz

Evil Jungkook

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[18] 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[19] 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[20] 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 [21] published an article about the meme.


kermit: who are you jungkook: i'm you but stronger confirmed jungkook is a kermit jungkook: i can't evil kermit: yes u can jungkook: yes i can #1VoteBTSBBMAsSo @BTStwt -

Various Examples


FREDDY @FreddyAmazin Follow Me: "I'm not even that hungry. Plus, I need to save money, I'm broke." Me to me: "you're starving" 5:57 PM-14 Nov 2016 わ λ‹€ 8,018 11,033 naΓ±i @pettyblackgirl Follow On Thanksgiving Me: "I ate 2 plates. I can't eat anymore" Me to me: "shut up & go get some more macaroni before it's all gone" 7:39 PM 13 Nov 2016 わ 7,219 7,346 Sway's Answers μš”. Follow @DivineMinded *Gets a piece of bread* Me to me: "Now close it without the twist tie." RETWEETS LIKES 2,339 4,038 5:23 PM - 12 Nov 2016 4K rougedouxx @rougeDouxx Follow Me: everything's going good. love my man Me: go thru his phone Ricebagovich @RiceBag94 2: Follow ice accidentally drops in kitchen* Me to me: kick it under the fridge pumpkin pie papi @YungSnapple Follow me: damn, i have a lot of homeworlk me to me: no you don't RETWEETS LIKES 1,859 1,950 ,aavan:8(鸟pe'i 3:08 PM -7 Nov 2016 San Marcos, TX 1.9K 2K

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