I Will Beat You to Death

I Will Beat You to Death

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Updated Jan 28, 2020 at 07:56AM EST by Y F.

Added Sep 12, 2019 at 10:19AM EDT by Philipp.

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I Will Beat You to Death refer to a series of ironic memes referencing a YouTube comment made by user unlimi7ed bread in a response to an innocuous comment by user Shadow Bonnie.

Origin

At an unidentified in 2017, YouTube user Shadow Bonnie (George Georgiev as of September 12th, 2019) commented "i liek eggs" under YouTube video "Awkward Cricket Sound Effect."[1][2] Three months later, YouTube user unlimi7ed bread (B-2U-B as of September 12th, 2019) replied "I will beat you to death" (screenshot of the conversation shown below).[3]


Awkward Cricket Sound Effect Shadow Bonnie 4 months ago i liek eggs Reply unlimi7ed bread 1 month ago I will beat you to death Reply 1

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The person who first made the screenshot the conversation and initiated its spread is currently unknown. On December 29th, 2018, Redditor Vaporwave 30 reposted the screenshot to /r/youngpeopleyoutube subreddit where it gained over 14,400 upvotes in six months.[4] On the same day, Redditor VoreLord reposted the image to /r/comedyheaven subreddit, where it gained over 7,900 upvotes in the same period.[5] Some screenshots also included a comment made by YouTube user Sheep Gymnastics reading "paper clip."

In the following months, the phrase "I will beat you to death" gained popularity as a caption in ironic memes, usually paired with images of various ironic meme-popular characters such as Peter Griffin and Nelson the Bull Terrier The format saw a surge in popularity in ironic meme communities in late August 2019.

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