Mini Keanu Reeves

Mini Keanu Reeves

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Updated Dec 23, 2019 at 05:21PM EST by Matt.

Added Jun 17, 2019 at 06:13PM EDT by Philipp.

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Mini Keanu Reeves, also known as Midget Keanu Reeves and Short Keanu Reeves, refers to a still image of Keanu Reeves from the E3 2019 Cyberpunk 2077 presentation, edited to make the actor appear disproportionately short. Online, the image has been circulated as a blursed image and used as an exploitable.


On June 9th, 2019, actor Keanu Reeves presented the upcoming CD Projekt Red-developed video game Cyberpunk 2077 at the Microsoft's E3 2019 Xbox press conference.[1] On the same day, Twitter user @KojiMads tweeted a still image of Keanu Reeves standing on the stage, writing "he really just stood like this and everyone went nuts" (shown below, left).[2] Several hours later, Twitter[3] user @JT_0907 tweeted an edited version of the photograph showing Keanu Reeves with disproportionately short stature (shown below. right). @KojiMads reposted the image and received over 50 retweets and 370 likes in one week.[4]

JT @JT_0907 LRT 4:03 PM · Jun 9, 2019 · TweetDeck


In the following days, multiple reposts of the image appeared on Twitter,[5] 4chan[6] and Reddit.[7] For example, on June 10th, 2019, an anonymous 4chan user posted the image with a caption referencing My Turn on the Xbox meme.[6] On June 11th, 2019, Redditor illufixe posted the image to /r/blursedimages subreddit, where it gained over 1,300 upvotes in one week.[7]

On June 10th, a version of the image captioned Breathtaking was posted by Twitter user @Thaddeus_Hamlet (shown below, left).[8] On June 11th, Redditor Howboutnoy posted a My Turn on the Xbox meme to /r/memes subreddit, gaining over 6,000 upvotes in six days (shown below, center).[9] On June 12th, 2019, the image was repost to /r/bossfight subreddit as "Little brother Keanu",[10] with fan art posted by Redditor Lorpo314 on June 13th (shown below, right).[11]

BREATHTAKING mom said it's my turn to play Cyberpunk 2077 MOM said it's my turn to Play CyberPunk207T

On June 12th, 2019, YouTuber Pyrocynical used the image as a thumbnail for his E3 2019 review video, promoting the further spread of the meme (shown below, left).[12] In the following days, multiple memes based on the image appeared on Reddit and other online platforms. On June 17th, 2019, YouTuber PewDiePie used the image as a video thumbnail (shown below, right).[13]

Various Examples

8-Year-Old Me waiting for my Mom to stop talking on the phone so I can tell her that my Bulbasaur evolved Me waiting for my mom's guest to leave so that i can tell her i failed my math test again 7 year old me trying to impress the girls at my church group by taking two chairs at once instead of one
Wake the f--- up samurai. We gotta do it to em. Me waiting for my mum to stop fighting with dad so i can tell her i ate the lemon-scented soap 6yo Me waiting for my mom to stop talking on the phone so l can tell her that I s--- myself.


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