For Legal Reasons, That's a Joke

For Legal Reasons, That's a Joke

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Updated Sep 17, 2020 at 03:34AM EDT by ohmyjosh.

Added Apr 02, 2019 at 02:44PM EDT by Adam.

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For Legal Reasons, That's a Joke is a quote said by PewDiePie in his video "Congratulations," a music video in which he backhandedly congratulates T-Series in passing him in The Great Subscriber War. The line became used as a reaction image paired with captions describing a potentially offensive or illegal scenario.

Origin

On March 31st, 2019, PewDiePie released "Congratulations," a video in which he raps his backhanded congratulations to T-Series for passing him in subscribers to become the most subscribed-to account on YouTube, gaining over 26 million views. At one point, he insinuated that T-Series may have ties with the mafia, before saying "For legal reasons, that's a joke. For serious, Indian mafia, please don't kill me, that's a joke" (shown below)



Spread

The day after the video was posted, "For legal reasons, that's a joke" began spreading on Reddit. One of the first examples was posted to /r/MemeEconomy,[1] where it gained over 12,000 points (shown below, left). A post in /r/evangelionmemes[2] gained over 110 points (shown below, right).


When weaboos say they like to j------- to loli girls for legal reasons, aa joke. That was a grown-up kiss. We ll do the rest when you get back. For legal reasons, tha s a joke

Many of the examples were posted on /r/PewDiePieSubmissions. User -Nalyr posted a Lisa Simpson's Presentation joke about the phrase there that gained over 14,000 likes[3] (shown below, left). User Julian_PIEnaar[4] gained over 520 points with their post using the image (shown below, right).


For legal reasons thats a joke should be on the 100mil merch Pewdiepie: FOR LEGAL REASONS Media: What the f--- is that even supposed to mean?

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Shane Dawson after saying he did his cat For legal reasons that's ajoke When you say how easy it is to cheat on a test, but your teacher overhears you For legal reasons that's ajoke when you say "you are hot" to a underage girl ㄩ FOR LEGAL REASONS, THAT'S A JOKE J When you accidentally say you want to kill yourself in front of all your coworkers For legal reasons, thas When you criticize Article 13 by making memes about it. For legal reasons, thats LHACKEDIPEOPLEISIDEVICESAND MADE THEMISUBSCRIBETOPEWDIEPIE for legal reasons that's a joke

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