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Fuckboy Emoji or Baseball Cap Lip Bite Emoji refers to several Cursed Emoji variations distinguished by the emoji biting its lip, having one eye half-closed, wearing a baseball cap backwards and having its thumb and index finger resting on its chin. On the Cursed Emoji chart, C2 is a Fuckboy Emoji variation.
On September 12th, 2017, custom emoji app EmojiXpress posted its custom Lip Bite Emoji on its social media, asking whether the users would like the emoji to be added to the Unicode standard. The Instagram post received over 540 likes in two years, and on emojiRequest the emoji was requested over 45,500 times in the same period.
While the exact author of Lip Bite Emoji wearing a baseball cap backwards is unknown, the first viral post containing the image was made by Twitter user @medusabraids on April 17th, 2018, receiving over 5,700 retweets and 18,500 likes before the account was shut down (tweet not fully available; tweet and image shown below).
In the following weeks, multiple users on Twitter used the image as a reaction (examples shown below). On April 20th, 2018, Tumblr user lostwhere reposted the emoji, dubbing it the "fuckboi emoji," with the post accumulating over 36,000 notes in two years.
On July 18th, Twitter user @blueaurorius tweeted a collection of "cursed expressions" (shown below) featuring a Fuckboy Emoji variation. The set was assembled with purposes of using the emojis for reference when ordering artistic commissions and was reposted and used by artists on Twitter, Tumblr and DeviantArt in the following days.
In the following months, Fuckboy Emoji, together with other emojis of the "cursed" set, received a notable spread in memes online, primarily on Twitter and Instagram.
Starting on October 8th, 2019, Twitter user @Pencil_Peach tweeted a series of fan art based on the emojis, with a fan art image of Fuckboy Emoji and blushing Stressed Emoji receiving over 1,700 retweets and 9,000 likes (shown below).
In March 2021, the emoji gained popularity as a way of expressing sexual interest, often ironically.
 Instagram – emojiexpress' Post
 Twitter – @EmojiXpress' Tweet
 emojiRequest – Biting Lip Emoji
 Twitter – @medusabraids's Tweet (page unavailable)
 Twitter – @79hfg3n3948rhf0's Tweet
 Twitter – @94trbl's Tweet
 Tumblr – xjvcob's Reblog
 Twitter – @blueaurorius' Tweet
 Tumblr – harveychan's Post
 DeviantArt – niblhenne's Post
 Twitter – @Pencil_Peach's Tweet
Nov 01, 2019 at 04:38PM EDT
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