Hide the Pain Harold in a black suit in front of a red background with the subtitles "it's a role given to me by the Internet people"

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It's a Role Given to Me by the Internet People

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About

"It's a Role Given to Me by the Internet People" is a memorable quote uttered by stock photo model Andras Arato, also known as the meme character Hide the Pain Harold from a TEDx Talk he presented in June 2019.

Origin

On June 25th, 2019, the YouTube account TEDx Talks shared the presentation "Waking up as a meme-hero" by Andras Arato about his experiences as a meme. The post received more than 5.1 million views in less than one year (shown below).



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Days later, on January 28th, Twitter [3] user @markdalgleish tweeted the image with the caption, "When people ask me why I post so many memes." The post received more than 420 likes in less than one year (shown below, left).

The following day Redditor [1] asssmasteur69 shared a screenshot of Arato saying the line with the caption "When my parents ask me what is a memelord." The post received more than 19,000 points (98% upvoted) in less than one year (shown below, center).

On December 7th, Redditor[2] shared a variation with the caption "And why do you believe you deserve to be meme of the decade?" The post received more than 49,000 points (97% upvoted) and 150 comments in less than six months (shown below, right).


Mark Dalgleish @markdalgleish When people ask me why I post so many memes. It's a role given to me by the internet people 3:11 AM ยท Jun 28, 2019 ยท Twitter for Android when my parents ask me what is a memelord It's a role given to me by the internet people "And why do you believe you deserve to be the meme of the decade?" Harold: kyi It's a role given to me by the Internet people.

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watersheep evil meme Mom: Why do you make memes? Me: It's a role given to me by the internet people when mum asks why you have the p--- addict rank in a discord server. It's a role given to me by the made with me minternet people memati
Bigus Dickus when everyone is talking about him for no reason It's a role given to me by the internet people People keep nominating memes of the decade like they forgot that the votes are already in It's a role given to me by the Internet people. When your mum asks why you call yourself lieutenant of the 69th monster-fueled division of kyles u/elmarkusmc It's a role given to me by the internet people


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External References

[1] Reddit โ€“ /r/dankmemes

[2] Reddit โ€“ /r/dankmemes

[3] Twitter โ€“ @markdalgleish's Tweet

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