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Fanum Tax

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Updated Apr 04, 2024 at 02:15PM EDT by Zach.

Added Oct 09, 2023 at 10:24AM EDT by Owen.

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Related Explainer: What Does 'Fanum Tax' Mean? The TikTok Slang Term That Started With A Twitch Streamer Explained

About

Fanum Tax refers to a running gag a part of Twitch streamer Fanum's streams in which he "taxes" other AMP members like Kai Cenat when they're eating food, taking a small part of their meal. The phenomenon started on AMP streams in late 2022, spreading via clips on YouTube and TikTok. In late 2023, the phrase "Fanum tax" became a widely used slang term among Gen Z and Gen Alpha members, resulting in satirical usage that parodied the phrase's over-usage. In October 2023, Fanum tax became associated with the Sticking Out Your Gyat for the Rizzler song, also known as the "Fanum Tax" song.

Origin

On December 23rd, 2022, a clip was posted by YouTuber[1] KC3FEETT from a then-recent, Christmas-themed Kai Cenat stream in which Fanum kicked down Cenat's door to steal cookies from him. The clip received roughly 27,500 views in 10 months (shown below). It is currently the first known instance of a Fanum tax.






Spread

Going into 2023, the phrase "Fanum tax" started to be used by the AMP streamers, evident in viral clips posted to TikTok[2][3] in June 2023. On June 24th, 2023, Cenat's YouTube[4] channel uploaded a compilation of "Every Time Fanum Stole Kai Cenat's Food," gaining roughly 3.4 million views and 68,000 likes in four months (shown below).






Parody Usage

In the months after June 2023, parody usage of "Fanum tax" began surfacing on TikTok, satirizing its overuse by high schoolers and children in real life. For instance, one of the first known parody uses was a video posted by TikToker[5] @jaksin21 on July 18th, 2023, which posed a POV scenario about "the kid that swears he has rizz hits on you," gaining roughly 8 million plays and 1.2 million likes in three months (shown below, left).

On August 19th, 2023, TikToker[6] @zacharylovesanime also parodied a cringe kid saying "Fanum tax" in a video that received roughly 869,600 plays and 87,200 likes in two months (shown below, right).

@jaksin21 Fanum tax πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #foryou #fyp #xyzbca ♬ original sound – Jaksin

@zacharylovesanime #zacharyanimelover #fanumtax ♬ original sound – Zach πŸ˜†

Fanum Tax Song / Sticking Out Your Gyat for the Rizzler

On October 5th, 2023, TikToker[7] @papaboy020 posted a video in which he sang an original, parody cover in Roblox, referencing many Gen Alpha and Gen Z slang terms like Gyatt, Rizzler, Skibidi Toilet and "Fanum tax," among other slang overload terms akin to the Pizza Tower Ohio Rizz Gyatt format. The video received roughly 3.3 million plays and 424,900 likes in four days (shown below).

@papaboy020 give views #foryoupage #foryou #fyp #dahood ♬ original sound – papaboy

Continuing into October 2023, the TikTok sound[8] of TikToker[7] @papaboy's video gained mass usage, receiving over 20,800 videos in four days. Many of the videos made fun of the song, specifically referencing the song's usage of the phrase "Fanum tax."

Various Examples

https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7286703313997843742
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7287351249702227243
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7287693631828495662
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7287644967701499182





Search Interest

External References

[1] YouTube – Fanum steals Kai’s Cookies #short

[2] TikTok – @amparchive

[3] TikTok – @streamerful

[4] YouTube – Every Time Fanum Stole Kai Cenat's Food

[5] TikTok – @jaksin21

[6] TikTok – @zacharylovesanime

[7] TikTok – @c

[8] TikTok – original sound – papaboy




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