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Minecraft Good, Fortnite Bad refers to a series of memes ridiculing the mainstream 2019 meme trend of praising Minecraft and criticizing Fortinte, particularly popular in major meme communities on Reddit such as /r/dankmemes and /r/memes. The contrarian trend gained popularity on iFunny, Instagram and some communities on Reddit during Spring 2019.
In the second half of 2018, memes making fun of Fortnite and its audience gained significant popularity in the major meme communities on Reddit, particularly /r/dankmemes and /r/memes (examples shown below).
In early 2019, multiple meme formats based on Minecraft, such as Minecraft Armor Parodies and Minecraft Crafting Recipes gained popularity online, particularly on Reddit and Instagram. In the following months, popularity of Minecraft in the gaming community increased, with Google Trends statistic indicating that Minecraft searches surpassed Fortnite in May 2019. The trend was accompanied with a series of memes which compared Minecraft and Fortnite, presenting the former game in a positive light and the latter in the negative, usually without providing a reason for this judgment (examples shown below).
The exact first instance of a meme pocking fun at the trend is currently unknown. On February 2nd, 2019, Redditor YealiGuess posted one of the earlier instances of the meme to /r/MemePiece subreddit, gaining over 100 upvotes (shown below).
The name of the format references the Orange Man Bad.
In the following months, memes poking fun at the trend gained popularity on iFunny, Instagram, Reddit communities such as /r/Gamingcirclejerk and /r/okbuddyretard, and, to a certain extent, in major meme subreddits (examples shown below).
On iFunny and Instagram, examples in which the trope has been used as a part of more complex memes criticizing Reddit can be found.