No Thanks

No Thanks

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About

No Thanks is a stock photo reaction image in which a man holds his hands out in front of his hands with a disapproving look on his face.

Origin

The source of the image comes from a stock photo by DRB Images entitled "Irritated Man With Hands Out In Stop Gestures," which is currently featured on iStockPhoto.com.[1] While the iStockPhoto page notes the upload date as October 3rd, 2013, the earliest known instance of the photo appearing online was on November 8th, 2012. In a Reddit [2] thread "Ever since I was a kid, my toenails have grown like this. It's extremely painful." Redditor yougotdied posted the picture in response to pictures of the toenails (shown below).


Original stock photo with watermark that became the no thanks meme

Spread

Four days later, on November 12th, 2012, the picture was posted by an anonymous 4chan [3] user on the /cgl/ board. They included a comment with the picture (shown below), "Oh my god she's awful. She's the one who cosplayed Angry Birds too."


Spread of the No Thanks meme on 4chan referencing a wife that cosplayed as Angry Birds

On December 16th, 2016, the picture was added to the website Meme Generator, where users could add text to the picture and create different captions (examples below).


Marriage, family NO THANKS meme camping without vidoe games or internet or TV, NO THANKS Meme about NO THANKS to 3d

Two weeks later, on December 27th, 2016, Instagram [5] user hoodshiet shared an image macro of the picture with the caption, "When you ask her to send you memes but she sends you nudes instead." The post (shown below) received more than 18,000 likes in less than one year.


No Thanks guy meme about when you ask for memes and she sends nudes instead


Various Examples


Funny meme about saying no thanks to a penis with wings no thanks meme inception version Meme about saying NO THANKS when that update requires to restart the computer

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