LiveLeak Logo Appears

LiveLeak Logo Appears

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Updated Jan 24, 2022 at 06:25PM EST by Philipp.

Added Jun 04, 2021 at 07:29PM EDT by Philipp.

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LiveLeak Logo Appears refers to a series of memes that imagine a person's reactions in a hypothetical event when a LiveLeak logo has materialized near them, indicating that they are in a LiveLeak video and should expect imminent gruesome death. Popularized on iFunny in early 2019, the format gained wider spread online in 2020 and 2021.


During the years of video hosting website LiveLeak's activity, the website became known as a destination for surveillance camera videos capturing various fatal incidents, such as videos of industrial incidents, executions and shootings.

Prior to January 2nd, 2019, an unknown iFunny user posted a GIF of Forrest Gump running captioned "when you are walking around in china and you see the liveleak logo appear" (original post could not be discovered; shown below), On January 5th, 2019, Tenor[1] user akemii reposted the meme.

when you are walking around in china and you see the liveleak logo appear


Starting on January 2nd, users on iFunny posted multiple GIF captions that imagined a person's reaction in an event when a LiveLeak logo appears near them, indicating that they are in a LiveLeak video and should expect an imminent painful death. On January 2nd, 2019, iFunny[2] user ShitwardTesticles_2015 posted the first known derivative meme within the trend that gained over 50 smiles in two years (shown below, left). On January 15th, 2019, iFunny[3] user Kronk posted a GIF caption that received nearly 250 smiles in the same period (shown below, right).

Chinese people when they walk down the street and see the live leak logo Me when l'm walking down the street and suddenly see a Live Leak logo appear above me SAA

In 2019 and 2020, multiple viral versions of the meme were posted on iFunny, mostly in the form of GIF captions. For example, on April 29th, 2019, iFunny[4] user Moskau posted a GIF caption that gained over 1,600 smiles in two years (shown below, left). A version posted by iFunny[5] user Meditations on September 7th, 2019, gained over 1,600 smiles in the same period (shown below, center). On June 28th, 2019, Redditor[6] Rdbryant25 posted the first known meme within the trend outside of iFunny, with the post gaining over 1,700 upvotes in six months (shown below, right).

Chinese people trying to run away from the Liveleak logo that appears above them A Chinese steel worker when he's on lunch break and suddenly sees the LiveLeak logo Oh boy, I sure do love working in this steel mill Wait, what is that? Live Leak

On April 15th, 2021, TikTok[7] user name_brand_kaiju posted a video version of the meme that gained over 3.7 million views and 701,000 likes in two months (shown below).

In the following months, the video received viral spread online through reposts, inspiring more LiveLeak Logo Appears memes on social media.

Various Examples

BOY ISURE DO LOVE WALKING DOWN THE STREET IN BRAZIL WAIT WHY Martu Live Leak WHY IS THERE A LIVELEAK LOGO IN THE CORNER Sw. chinese people going about their day and seeing a liveleak logo in the corner of their vision
ORedefining The Media Live Leak Oh my God, What the fuck. What the fuck is that thing in the corner, please someone help me please oh my God. a liveleak logo when a chinese man goes into work at a construction site Me when I'm visiting a factory in China and the screen drops to 144p and a LiveLeak logo appears My time has come


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External References

[1] Tenor – Live Leak China GIF

[2] iFunny – ShitwardTesticles_2015

[3] iFunny – Kronk

[4] iFunny – Moskau

[5] iFunny – Meditations

[6] Reddit – "":

[7] TikTok – @name_brand_kaiju

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