Inhaling Seagull

Inhaling Seagull

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Updated Feb 05, 2021 at 11:39AM EST by Phillip Hamilton.

Added Sep 14, 2017 at 11:32AM EDT by Don.

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Inhaling Seagull is an exploitable two-panel image macro series featuring a photograph of a seagull leaning backwards followed by a picture of the seagull squawking forwards. The first image is captioned with the word "inhales" while the second image is typically captioned with verbose copypastas and song lyrics.


On July 12th, 2012, YouTuber Dimaniztlt uploaded footage of a seagull appearing to throw its head backwards and laugh (shown below). Within five years, the video gained over 181,000 views.

On September 3rd, 2017, Twitter [6] user @dioyasu tweeted a two-panel image of the seagull leaning back and a deep-fried image of the seagull with the caption "yamero." The tweet received more than 38,000 retweets and 66,000 likes as of November 2018 (shown below, left). That day, the same user tweeted[7] the two-panel seagull image with the caption "inhales / BOI," referencing the *breath in* / Boi meme. The tweet received more than 1,000 retweets and 2,400 likes in a little over a year (shown below, right).

YAM inhales


On September 5th, 2017, Redditor MasterMooper posted a vertical version of the second tweet, and within ten days, the post gathered upwards of 3,700 points (98% upvoted) on /r/me_irl.[1]

Inhaling Seagull origin meme

On September 10th, 2017, Redditor FallingTower uploaded the image captioned with a Game of Thrones reference to /r/freefolk[5] (shown below, left). The following day, Redditor Fedock submitted a variation of the image referencing the "omae ma wou shindeiru" meme to /r/dankmemes[4] (shown below, right).

Inhaling Seagull meme for Game of Thrones about warning Ned of a Dothraki horde Inhaling seagull meme spin-off of omae ma wou shindeiru, you are already dead memes

On September 13th, the Woken Memes Facebook[3] page posted the image captioned with lyrics from the song "Somebody Told Me" by The Killers (shown below, left). The same day, Imgur[2] user mentaljake uploaded a similar variation featuring lyrics from the song "All Star" by Smash Mouth (shown below, right).

Inhaling Seagull meme of The Killers Song Somebody Told Me Inhaling Seagull meme of that Smashmouth song, you are an allstar

Shut Seagull

Shut Seagull refers to a screenshot from the Inhaling Seagull video where the seagull's mouth is shut and its neck is extended. A photoshopped-in "OK Hand Emoji" (👌) is holding the seagull's mouth shut, and the word "shut" is written at the bottom of the image (shown below).[8]


The image slowly spread across Reddit as an image macro through several high-interaction posts and re-posts, as well as on Twitter as a reaction image (examples shown below).

Young child: *speaks and tries to contribute to the team.* The rest of the Call of Duty lobby: shut YouTube:I know your about to skip thi- Me: shut My Friend on December 31: Okay 'll see you next y- Me: shut

Various Examples

Inhaling seagull meme poking fun at those Asbestos lawsuit commercials Inhaling Seagull meme yelling out Yamero Inhaling Seagull meme with the lyrics to Spice Girl song Inhaling Seagull meme about when someone claims that 9/11 was not an inside job FitnessGram Pacer Test yelled out by inhaling seagull meme inhaling seagull rant meme about GNU and Linux complexities

Search Interest

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External References

[1] Reddit – me irl

[2] Imgur – Best use of this meme Ive seen so far

[3] Facebook – Woken Memes

[4] Reddit – Nani?

[5] Reddit – /r/freefolk

[6] Twitter – @dioyasu's Tweet

[7] Twitter – @dioyasu's Tweet

[8] Reddit – shut

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