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My Job Is Just Beach

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My Job Is Just Beach, also written My Job… Is Just Beach and My Job… Is Just… Beach, refers to a quote from Ken (played by Ryan Gosling) in the 2023 Barbie movie in which he's describing what his job is to the other dolls. After the clip went viral on Twitter in early July 2023 and after the movie was released in theaters on July 21st, 2023, Ken's quote became a phrasal template in which meme creators replaced the word "beach" with one word that described their job. The quote also inspired the My Ken's Job TikTok trend.


On July 3rd, 2023, the Twitter[1] account @DiscussingFilm tweeted a clip from the then-upcoming Barbie movie in which Ken (played by Ryan Gosling) was talking to the other dolls about what is occupation was. He was quoted saying, "My job… is just beach." Over the course of three weeks, the video gained roughly 66.8 million views and 260,200 likes (shown below).

The first-known variant usage of the "My Job Is Just Beach" meme was shared by Twitter[2] user @DocStrangelove2 on July 4th, 2023, who quote retweeted @DiscussingFilm by adding a photo of beach bodybuilders (from Malcolm in the Middle) calling Ken "literally me," gaining roughly 24,200 likes in three weeks (shown below).

Doc Strangelove @DocStrangelove2. Jul 4 "And then! And then! He said "my job is just beach." "Oh my god he's literally me!" 4 DiscussingFilm @DiscussingFilm - Jul 3 0:43 First clip from Greta Gerwig's 'BARBIE'. "My job... is just beach."


On July 12th, 2023, Twitter[3] user @deepfates tweeted a variation of Ken's quote, instead writing, "You know hacker isn't even my job. And it is not developer, which is a common misconception. My job…. is just computer," gaining over 560 likes in 16 days (shown below, left). Soon after, other Twitter[4] users replicated the format. However, the format didn't trend en masse until after the film's release on July 21st. For instance, a catalyst in the spread was a tweet sent by Twitter[5] user @bailey_grandis on July 26th, 2023, that read, "my job is just….deck," gaining roughly 1,400 likes in two days (shown below, right).

@deepfates Jul 12 You know hacker isn't even my job. And it is not developer, which is a common misconception. My job.... is just computer Bailey Grandis @bailey_grandis my job is just....deck 3:14 PM Jul 26, 2023 83.9K Views :

Thereafter, many Twitter users captioned the image from @bailey_grandis' tweet.[5] For instance, on July 27th, 2023, Twitter[6] user @HelloKrystalWu tweeted "My job is just… Meeting," earning roughly 20,500 likes in one day (shown below).

Krystal Wu @HelloKrystalWu My job is just... Meeting 3:29 PM . Jul 27, 2023 710.9K Views . : ...

My Ken's Job

My Ken's Job is a TikTok trend in which women show their boyfriend or husband's job or hobby and call it "My Ken's Job" in reference to the "My Job Is Just Beach" quote from Ken in the Barbie movie. TikTokers who followed the trend used the "I'm Just Ken" song from the movie as the TikTok sound. The "My Ken's Job" TikTok trend surfaced en masse after the film's release on July 21st, 2023.

Various Examples

memes.xlsx Memes @ExcelHumor My job is just... Excel 9:16 PM. Jul 27, 2023 165.3K Views : soph @sophnotfound kens job is beach & my job is concert. i dont work there, i cant sing but im always just there. 8:03 PM Jul 26, 2023 495.8K Views ● ● Neil McNeil (Strike Captain) WGA ON STRIKE # @Neil McNeil My job is just... strike. 4:12 PM Jul 26, 2023 · 74.4K Views . : lauren @gilmxres my just gilmore girls Gilmore girls 2:15 PM Jul 27, 2023 53.7K Views • : A LARGER VIEW OF THE FORCE Ken A Larger View of the Force: A Star W... @ALargerViewPod Shoretroopers "My job is just beach" 4:05 PM . Jul 26, 2023 54.9K Views ... Jack Meyer @Jackbmeyer You know data science isn't even my job And it is NOT econometrics which is a common misconception Actually my job ... is just ... R 9:09 AM Jul 27, 2023 149.1K Views :


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External References

[1] Twitter – @DiscussingFilm

[2] Twitter – @DocStrangelove2

[3] @deepfates

[4] Twitter – @hrafntho

[5] Twitter – @bailey_grandis

[6] Twitter – @HelloKrystalWu

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