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Is Over Party is a phrasal template used in hashtags cataloging the criticism of a particular subject, usually a celebrity or public figure, known colloquially as a cancelation. Many use the hashtag when news of a subject's infractions become public as a means of grouping criticisms in one place.


The origin of the meme is unknown. However, it likely came into usage between 2015 and 2016. On October 23rd, 2015, Twitter [1] user @PerrysNostalgia tweeted the earliest known usage of the hashtag, writing "#TaylorSwiftIsOverParty" (shown below).

SUSAN @PerrysNostalgia #TaylorSwiftlsOverParty 3:27 PM · Oct 23, 2015 · Twitter for iPhone


The phrase grew in popularity the following year, after reality TV personality Kim Kardashian posted a video of her and Taylor Swift speaking about the Kanye West song "Famous," which features the lines "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous (God damn)." In the video, Swift appears agreeable, leading many to accuse Swift of feigning anger over the song. Online, people expressed their criticism using the hashtag #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty. For example, that day, Twitter user @beyheels tweeted, "Taylor on her phone with her lawyers." The tweet received more than 594,000 views, 20,000 likes and 14,000 retweets in less than three years (shown below).

Throughout the year, the phrase continued to appear on various platforms, including YouTube. For example, on August 4th, YouTuber ImAllexx published the video "Shane Dawson Is Over Party… (The WORST Fan Base EVER)," receiving more than 42,000 views in less than four years. Pop Trigger published "YouTube Is Over Party" on September 1st, receiving more than 77,000 views (shown below, left and right, respectively).

On November 21st, a Quora[3] user asked about the phrase. User Anna Agard responded:

My first reaction was “???”

Then I Googled the term and found this headline:

The Internet Starts A 'Taylor Swift Is Over Party' Amid Calvin Harris Shade!

The expression you need to have explained is that something or someone “is over.” It means that the style or fad for that thing or person is finished. The expression is used by people trying to keep up with the very latest fads.

In your example “Kanye Smith is over” is a whole noun clause being used to modify the word “party” (as in a birthday party).

It looks as if “party” in this case refers to a lot of Internet activity/Twitters about the news that somebody “is over” (no longer in style).

So the Internet is excitedly spreading the news that Taylor Swift is now out of style.

Poor Kanye seems to have also suffered the same fate.

This is the best I can do as an old lady out of touch with current popular culture.

On January 7th, 2017, an unknown Redditor [2] asked the /r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit about the hashtag. The post received more than 240 points (95% upvoted) in less than four years. Redditor cheesy_meatballs responded:

I don't know when it first appeared but the meaning is basically, X is over = X fucked up something and people are making fun of their unfortunate situation/ironically accepting something that they find concerning. Party = not a literal party, nobody is gathering or anything, rather "internet drama which everybody is excited and tweeting a lot about at the moment". I've seen the #Xparty used without the isover part too.

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