Like I Said Kids Are Cruel Jack meme and scene from metal gear rising revengeance.

Like I Said, Kids Are Cruel, Jack

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Like I Said, Kids Are Cruel, Jack refers to the line of dialogue, "Like I said, kids are cruel, Jack, and I'm very in touch with my inner child," spoken by the character Sundowner in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The catchphrase and scene became an increasing subject of memes throughout the late 2010s and early 2020s, inspiring various image macros and video edits, including a viral edit in which Sundowner says, "Kids are cruel, Jack, and I love minors."


On February 19th, 2013, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was released. Before a boss battle with the enemy Sundownder, he says to Raiden, "Like I said, kids are cruel, Jack. And I'm very in touch with my inner child." The scene was uploaded to YouTube[1] on May 6th, 2013, garnering over 187,000 views in 10 years (shown below).

The quote became the subject of memes on sites like Reddit[2] and iFunny[3] throughout the 2010s and early 2020s, although it did not receive widespread virality until 2022 (early examples shown below).

THE Sün 7 Like I said, kids are cruel, Jack. į THESUN.CO.UK Cruel kids set fire to homeless man's tent while he is still inside KIDS ARE CRUEL, JACK AND IM VERY IN TOUCH WITH MY INNER CHILD Like I said, kids are cruel, Shikikan. And I'm very in touch with my inner child. TAZUR LANE DOCK OF MEMES *realization*


On January 17th, 2022, YouTuber[4] Max0r published the second part of his video series "An Incorrect Summary of Metal Gear Rising." At the 6:01 mark, he does a comedic fan dub of Sundowner's quote, saying, "Like I said, kids are cruel, Jack, and I love minors" (shown below). The video gained over 8.5 million views in a year.

The video gained viral spread through reuploads to YouTube,[5] also inspiring edits using the audio clip. On April 27th, YouTuber[6] Verdigus posted a recreation of the original scene in Roblox, garnering over a million views in a year (shown below, left). On May 15th, YouTuber[7] HUMANSHIELD posted a video using the "minors audio" recreating the scene with Team Fortress 2 characters, garnering over 116,000 views in a year (shown below, right).

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[1] YouTube – Stranding Reaper

[2] Reddit – Kids are cruel

[3] iFunny – officialdoge

[4] YouTube – Max0r

[5] YouTube – Gnilbis

[6] YouTube – Verdigus


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