I'm Gonna Be Honest, I'm Kind of Retarded

I'm Gonna Be Honest, I'm Kind of Retarded

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"I'm Gonna Be Honest, I'm Kind of Retarded" refers to a memorable quote said by American radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones during an episode of video podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. Online, a still image of Jones paired with the quote has been used as an image macro in reference to situations in which one's intellectual abilities could be questioned.


On February 27th, 2019, an episode of Joe Rogan's online podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience" featured American radio talk show and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones as a guest.[1] At one moment of the episode, Jones, seemingly out of context, says that "he is kind of retarded". The episode gained over 11.7 million views in three weeks.

I'm gonna be honest with you… I… I'm kind of retarded. In a… *interrupted by laughter*. […] No, seriously, when it comes to regular life… […] But my gut is never wrong.


On February 27th, YouTube user Billy Verhaegen uploaded the fragment with the quote to the website.[2] The video gained over 132,500 views in three weeks. On the same day, the user posted the video to /r/youtubehaiku subreddit where it gained over 7,000 upvotes in the same period.[3]

On February 28th, 2019, Redditor[4] Guy_Named_Sheev posted a still image from the episode paired with the quote to /r/dankmemes subreddit. The post gained over 18,200 upvotes in three weeks.

Waitress: Enjoy your meal Me: You too Me: I'm gonna be honest... m kind of retarded

In the following days, the image macro saw active use on several subreddits, including notable posts in /r/dankmemes[5] and /r/smashmemes.[6]

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When you forget someones name 10 seconds after they introduce themselves I'm gonna be honest...I' m kind of rétarded When a girl keeps sending me signals and she asks me why it took so long to ask her out adamthehousecat en I'm gonna be honest...1'" 'm kind of retarded When you want to make a spaghetti meme but you don't know how so you just overlay spaghetti onto your meme I'm gonna be honest... mkindorefarde


I'm gonna be hones...I'm kind of retarded

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