iDubbbz's "I'm Gay"

iDubbbz's "I'm Gay"

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Updated May 10, 2021 at 02:47AM EDT by Y F.

Added Jul 31, 2016 at 02:19PM EDT by Z..

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About

iDubbbz's "I'm Gay" refers to a memorable quote uttered by YouTuber iDubbbz while jumping off a table in a video uploaded by MaxMoeFoe in mid May 2016. The scene has been widely used in various remixes on the YouTube and Vine, often paired with clips of people falling to the ground.

Origin

On May 19th, 2016, MaxMoeFoe uploaded a video titled "Edward Watermelon-Hands" to YouTube, in which he requests iDubbbz to jump down from a table and "say some fucking gay shit." Immediately after, iDubbbz jumps down while saying "I'm gay" before bursting out in laughter with Max and Filthy Frank. In the following three months, the video gained over 1.1 million views and 2,500 comments.



Spread

The same day the video was uploaded, Reddit user CaptainProton16 posted a GIF of the scene on the /r/iDubbbz[1] subreddit. On May 20th, 2016, YouTuber Panax uploaded a clip of the scene, gathering upwards of 342,000 views in the following months. On May 21st, YouTuber Moesquito uploaded a gameplay footage from Grand Theft Auto V remixed with the scene audio, gaining over 5,000 views.



During the following month, the clip started being used on Vine for video remixes, often following a character landing into the ground.[2] On June 29th, YouTuber Enigma uploaded a remix of the song Blue from the Italian band Eiffel 65 with the scene, gaining over 173,000 views in the following month. The same day, YouTuber Oblivifrek uploaded a compilation of Vines with the scene, gaining over 276,000 views in the following month.



On August 7th, music reviewer Antony Fantano uploaded to his secondary channel a review of the fad as part of his "Meme Review" series, gaining over 100,000 views in the following week.



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External References

[1] /r/iDubbbz – I'm gay

[2] Vine via Wayback Machine – #imgay

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