It Says You're Gay

It Says You're Gay

Updated May 08, 2016 at 08:57AM EDT by Dreamworks.

Added Apr 25, 2015 at 12:32PM EDT by Z..

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"It Says You Are Gay" is a catchphrase paired with a painting of an elder scholar pointing a book while speaking to a child to create an image macro. The picture, often used to describe dislike of someone's opinion, has become an exploitable.

Origin

The original image is a from 2004 painting titled Dogma by the surrealist painter Viktor Safonkin. On July 29th, 2010, a captioned version of the painting was uploaded to the Finnish website Naurunappula.[3] By 2015, the image received over 31,000 views.



Percursor

A similar instance of the catchphrase and the picture can be found on a Cyanide and Happiness comic published on February 17th, 2005, where one of the characters asks what does mean that he keeps getting a negative answer on a maths problem, with the reply "It means you are gay".[5]


I keep getting a negative for number ten. It means youre gay. Yeah, real funny. just ask What does that mcan? Whatcha doin' tonight! Cyanide and Happiness c. Explosm.net

Spread

On February 16th, 2012, user Kodaka uploaded the captioned picture to the meme sharing website MemeCenter, garnering over 250 likes in three years.[2] On November 14th, 2013, a comment on the media sharing page FunnyJunk featured an image depicting an edited version of the painting with the caption "It Says You're a Heretic", as a reference to heresy from Warhammer 40,000.[4]


T SAYS YOU'REA HERETIC

Various Examples


ET SAYZ YER A GROT 0 IT SAYS YOU GHECK'EM IT SAYS YOU'RE GAY UR GAY LOL Saus uoure GAY JP It says yer a wizard, Harry.

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External References

[1] Viktor Safonkin's Website – Dogma

[2] Memecenter – It Says You're Gay

[3] Naurunappula – Olet homo

[4] FunnyJunk – Can we just abolish modern day religion and worship the God-Emperor of Mankind?

[5] Explosm – 95

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