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Hazmat Suit Edits

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Hazmat Suit Edits or Hazmatposting refers to a series of memes that involve editing various characters inside a hazmat suit. Originating from and popularized by the 4chan's /pol/ board, the trend is mostly related to the ongoing discussions of the Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak.

Origin

On January 22nd, 2020, an anonymous 4chan[1] user posted an edit of Pepe the Frog inside a bright-yellow hazmat suit in a /pol/ board related to the discussion of the Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak (post and image shown below).


Anonymous ID:PHACXXSH Wed 22 Jan 2020 20:19:31 No.240495892 Report Quoted By: >>240495961 >>240496036 >>240497781 >>240499193 >>240494240 OC fresh of the press

Spread

On the same day, the image was posted in more /pol/[2][3] threads related to the discussion of the outbreak. Within three hours after the first post, the first edit of the image was posted in a /pol/[4] thread (shown below, left). An Australian Shitposter edit of the image was posted in another /pol/[5] thread on the same day (shown below, right).



On January 23rd, 2020, an anonymous 4chan user posted a template for the image in a /pol/[6] thread. Within one hour, the template was reposted in another /pol/[7] thread, with another version also posted,[8] and with multiple users submitting their edits in the same thread (examples shown below, left, center and right).[9][10]



In the following days, multiple threads dedicated to Hazmat Suit Edits were created on /pol/. For example, a January 23rd, 2020, thread[11] received 354 replies. A January 25th, 2020, thread[12] accumulated 346 replies.


[354 / 262 / 118] Hazmat Stock Exchange Anonymous ID:nEFqD45H Thu 23 Jan 2020 06:57:48 No.240540283 View Reply Original Report Quoted By: >>240540784 >>240540788 >>240540885 >>240541106 >>240541220 >>240541282 >>240541398 >>240541423 >>240541950 >>240542291 >>240542361 >>240542407 81KİB, 686x526, 2020 template.png Google iqdb SauceNAO >>240542570 >>240543810 Trace View Same >>240543921 >>240545184 >>240545674 >>240545791 >>240547166 >>240548685 >>240548948 >>240549871 >>240550394 Chink flu is spreading, give me all your hazmat suits! [346 / 257 / 147] Suit up mother f------. Anonymous ID:DcrSuuhp Sat 25 Jan 2020 22:41:06 No.240923797 View Reply Original Report Quoted By: >>240923887 >>240924383 >>240925370 >>240926530 >>240927863 >>240927947 >>240928181 >>240930105 >>240930816 >>240931358 >>240931582 >>240931622 >>240931778 >>240931896 95KİB, 483x406, 20200125_162718.jpg View Same Google igdb SauceNAO >>240932083 >>240932719 Trace >>240933165 >>240933683 >>240933852 >>240934174 >>240934583 >>240935035 >>240935136 >>240935619 >>240935626 >>24093610o8 >>240936717 >>240936864 >>240936929 >>240937237 >>240941376 >>240941766 >>240946177 >>240946314 >>240946788 >>240946852 >>240947187 >>240948482 >>240950342 >>240951242 >>240951330 >>240952322 >>240953483 >>240956148 >>240956280 >>240958679 >>240959094 >>240959343 >>240959528 >>240961110 >>240961992 >>240962615 >>240963034 >>240963347 >>240963388 >>240964250 I wanna see your war faces! Based CoronaChan is coming and death is following. ITT we make memes to increase her power. Will post templates in thread.

In the following days, the edits received spread on other online platforms, including Kiwi Farms and Twitter.

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