I Have Been Drafted

I Have Been Drafted

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I Have Been Drafted refers to a catchphrase often used in Demotivational Tunnel -style memes which imagine various people and fictional characters being drafted into the Vietnam War and other conflicts. The format saw moderate use in the second half of 2019, seeing a surge in popularity in early 2020 in connection to World War III memes which followed the Death of General Qasem Soleimani.


On August 27th, 2019, Redditor[1] oracle9297 posted a demotivational tunnel meme depicting SpongeBob SquarePants character Squidward looking away to the /r/bruhmoment subreddit. The caption announced that Squidward had been drafted into the Vietnam War.

hey squidward where are you going imalie.com Vietnam I have been drafted imgflip.com


In the following weeks, the image has been reposted on Reddit,[2] Instagram and iFunny[3] multiple times, with no known variations of the meme appearing until mid-October 2019. On October 12th, 2019, iFunny[4] user Wet_Memes reposted the earliest known derivative meme based on the Weezer's Blue Album Cover made by an unknown author (shown below, left). A Lego Yoda meme of unknown origin was reposted to iFunny[5] on October 23rd and to /r/memes[6] subreddit on October 24th (shown below, right).

HEY WEEZERezer WHATS WITH THE OUTFITS? Unfortunately we have been drafted Into the Vietnam War yoda where where are you going Vietnam i have been drafted

Starting in late October 2019, the format gained moderate popularity in the /r/okbuddyretard subreddit. For example, an October 31st post by Redditor[7] ham055 received over 470 upvotes in two months (shown below, left). A November 9th repost of a Walter meme made by Instagram[11] user @qooter by Redditor[8] TheRealJujuBB gained over 1,900 upvotes in the same period (shown below, right).

SONIC Where are you going? VIETNAM I've been drafted WHY’S WALTER DRESSED LIKE THAT Vietnam, he was drafted qooter

In early January 2020, the format saw a surge in popularity on iFunny and in /r/okbuddyretard in connection to the 2020 Iranian-American Conflict and the following influx of World War III memes. For example, a January 3rd edit of the original meme by iFunny[9] user Resentment received over 1,700 smiles (shown below, left). A January 7th Ironic Big Chungus meme by Redditor[10] Acutal_Meme gained over 2,200 upvotes in two days (shown below, right).

hey squidward where are you going Iran I have been drafted BIG CHUNGU S has been drafted. Say your final goodbyes

Various Examples

DAMN HE ACTUALLY HEADED OUT where did spogbob go? vetnam hes been drafted imgflip.com MATER WHERE ARE YOU GOING de with mematic GERMANY I have been drafted
HEY MAKI WHERE ARE YOU GOING VIETNAM i've been drafted Kanye where where are you going? IRAN i have been drafted woah, Squidward on a chair. where did you go o? Vietnam he's been drafted

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External References

[1] Reddit – FUCK

[2] Reddit – Squidward drafted

[3] iFunny – Kronk

[4] iFunny – Wet_Memes

[5] iFunny – WageFuckingWar

[6] Reddit – yodas been drafted

[7] Reddit – First post here

[8] Reddit – please stay safe walter!!!!! 😭😭😭😢😢😢

[9] iFunny – Resentment

[10] Reddit – No not big cumgus😭

[11] Instagram – qooter

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