Elliot Tebele / Fuck Jerry

Elliot Tebele / Fuck Jerry

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Fuck Jerry is the online handle of American marketer and memer Elliot Tebele, who is best known for curating humorous content on his various social media feeds, most notably on Instagram. Like fellow internet comedian Josh Ostrovsky (a.k.a. “The Fat Jew”), Tebele has been widely criticized for appropriating online content from various sources without attribution.


In April 2011, Tebele launched the FuckJerry Instagram[1] account, gathering over 9.3 million followers of the next six years. The same month, he created the FuckJerry Tumblr[7] blog. Also in April 2011, Tebele launched the FuckJerry.com[12] website, featuring various FuckJerry branded merchandise for sale. In July, the @FuckJerry[3] Twitter feed was launched, receiving more than 86,000 followers in the next five years. On August 19th, 2014, the official FuckJerry Facebook[2] page was created, which received upwards of 911,000 likes in two years. That summer, Tebele put up his first sponsored post on Instagram for the fast food restaurant Burger King, featuring a $3,000 promotional ad for chicken fries.[8] On January 13th, 2016, Tebele launched the website FuckJerrysJuice[11] to "raise the standards of ice cream flavored juice."


Solo Jazz Pattern

In January 2014, Tebele updated his Instagram profile picture with an image of Solo Cup Company's Jazz graphic pattern. Throughout the year, Tebele continued to adopt the pattern as his own personal brand by incorporating it into the design of his social media accounts[13] and various merchandises sold on his website[14], including TIMELESS (Jerry's Tee), a Solo Jazz patterned t-shirt described as "the most coveted and quintessential piece from Jerry's everyday uniform" with "the signature FJ wave." Since then, Tebele has been credited[15] as a major amplifier to resurgence in the popularity of the iconic merchandise design in 2015.

fuckierrye。。。 Elliot Tebele Hello@Fuckjerry.com ERRYSW RLD JERRY'S TEE $32 TIMELESS THE MOST COVETED AND QUINTESSENTIAL PIECE FROM JERRY'S EVERYDAY UNIFORM. A 100% RINGSPUN COTTON CUT & SEW T-SHIRT WITH THE SIGNATURE FJ WAVE FROM SEAM TO SEAM Unisex Short Sleeve T-Shirt Pre-shrunk 100% combed ring spun cotton Shirt runs big. We recommend buying one size down Measured flat XS: W 18.75", L 28.5" : W 19.75L 29.5 M: W 20.75", L 31" L: W 22" L 32" XL: W 23.25", L 32.75 XXL: W 24.25", L 33.75"

What Do You Meme? Kickstarter

On June 14th, 2016, Tebele launched a Kickstarter[4] campaign for card game titled "What Do You Meme?", featuring cards printed with various images taken from Tebele's Instagram feed (shown below). Within 24 hours, the page gathered upwards of $31,600 of its $10,000 goal.


On June 8th, 2015, the women's interest blog Cosmopolitan[5][6] published an interview with Tebele along with a listicle highlighting the "10 Best Fuckjerry Posts of All Time."On August 3rd, the A.V. Club[10] published an article criticizing Tebele and Ostrovsky for "stealing comedians' jokes." On October 1st, Redditor MikeyMadness submitted a post titled "Fuck Jerry. Stop stealing from /r/blackpeopletwitter", featuring a screenshot of a joke slightly altered by FuckJerry (shown below). Within eight months, the post gathered upwards of 5,800 votes (93% upvoted) and 400 comments on /r/blackpeopletwitter.[9]

#000 AT&T 9:43 PM 56% ), Tweet Mikey Madness @MikeyMadness83 When @FuckJerry steals your joke, tries to edit it, but f---- it up completely #F---.Jerry @kumain @pattonoswalt AT&T令 9:39 PM 57% ■ . PHOTO fuckjerry 3h Mikey Madness @MikeyMadness8 When you trying to be The Weeknd but ou just Monday When you you trying to be The Weeknd but you just Wednesday 155,081 likes View all 30,924 comments charlesiehmiller @xo bt carloslegorburu @njwainer jajajaj estuve escuchando bastante de este muchacho últimamente Reply to FUCKJERRY, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Os Home Notifications Messages


On January 15th, 2019, Vulture editor Megh Writer tweeted[16] a screenshot of a sponsored tweet from the @FuckJerry Instagram account, adding "when your stolen tweets bring you so much success that they turn into a sponsored post template." Over the next few weeks, she continued to post more @FuckJerry posts sponsored by the comedy television network Comedy Central (shown below).

Megh Wright @megh_wright when your stolen tweets bring you so much success that they turn into a sponsored post template My boss: those who really care about this job stay late without being asked Me leaving at 5pm on the dot: fuckjerry . Follow fuckjerry Peace out f------. @Corporate is back Jan 15, new episodes Tuesdays at 10:30/9:30c on @comedycentral #ad Load more comments pizza on_pineappless World record debate on whether pineapples should be put on pizza! #votelnComments kayy.co@bethpatrice11 mssamg @kaylando Imao jenn hernandez @sastrmuk lol BAIII gahickey @emilyxhindle @jessicaselinaq xanaxwhale Use me as a "stay off of 362,724 likes 22 HOURS AGO COMEDY CENTRAL Log in to like or comment. Megh Wright @megh_wright omg why are they doing this fuckjerry .Follow Me: I'm gonna stop getting high fuckjerry Just my nightly routine. Thern Me stoned trying to decide what flavore herceu Pop Tarts to get at the bodega for 30 minutes: @BroadCity Thursday at 10/9c on @ComedyCentral. #AD Load more comments illy annnn @molly_mckinney15 salihahmoore @ameliaheron can we FaceTime watch it together!?!? areksandl @alexandrataylorlindh so sad that it's over trending humour CHECK IT OUT!!!For more stuf follow: @trending_humour ashleyp40 @cherryjean353 strawberry itsrobitaille_duh @hotmessbarkley u ready for this? cathy.hillis @finniancoughlan turco_bangz @cristalrubi_xo me 128,318 likes 4 HOURS AGO COMEDY CCENTRAL Log in to like or comment

The following week, Vulture[17] published the article "Comedy Central Is Advertising With Every Comedian’s Worst Enemy." The artile states:

Tebele’s long-running joke theft has been called out and covered extensively by comedians and writers over the years, so more recently, the accounts have included attribution, presumably to ward off further criticism […] It feels particularly egregious to see the latest series of ads FuckJerry has been posting this month … promoting Comedy Central shows. Broad City, Corporate, and The Other Two have all gotten their own FuckJerry Instagram ads over the past two weeks, and to twist the knife for comedians everywhere, they’re all formatted like the stolen jokes Tebele used to post regularly.

There’s just something about advertising on an Instagram account that got successful for posting stolen jokes -- and spending ad money to run sponsored posts stylized like stolen jokes, no less -- that feels antithetical to everything Comedy Central stands for, especially considering that the network likely employs comedians and writers who have had their jokes stolen by FuckJerry at some point.

Over the next week, as news of FuckJerry's relationship to the infamous Fyre Festival grew in the public eye, people began using the #FuckFuckJerry hashtag to mock the company. Comedians, however, appeared to be using it as a means of criticizing the company's past behavior and current acceptance by Comedy Central (examples below).

Megh Wright @megh_wright we got a hashtag folks, let's get this show on the road #FuckFuckJerry Judah Friedlander @JudahWorldChamp Replying to @megh_wright @JimCarrey #fuckfuckery could be the hashtag. Elliot Tebele Ф @FucKJerry-Jan 20 They paid us $30k total (so I paid $10k in the beginning of the gofundme and just added another $20k a few minutes ago). They owed us $185k for all the work we did, but only paid for month one. Fustine @juiceee Replying to @FuckJerry Did Fyre also only pay you 20k in fees??? If yes, insane. 134 36 233 Mike Drucker @MikeDrucker Replying to @FuckJerry I'm sorry it's been so rough. You know what? I normally wouldn't say this, because you guys are awful, but feel free to steal some of my free content and make money off it and then posit yourselves as some sort of hip advertising agency that appears to only associate with failure Patton Oswalt @pattonoswalt $150k? That's AWFUL. You guys should have lost your entire company and the ability to ever work again in any creative medium. Oh well, #FuckFuckJerry Elliot TebeleFuckJerry Replying to @BobbyVindaL00 We lost over $150k working on Fyre Festival.

"We Drank at Your Place" Lawsuit

On March 19th, 2019, a social media company based out of Nigeria sued FJERRY, LLC and founder Elliot Tebele for copyright infringement. The company alleges that FuckJerry used an image of a text message conversation about drinking in an advertisement for JAJA tequila, which Tebele owns (shown below).[18]

In response to the lawsuit, a spokesperson for Jerry Media said, "This is a frivolous lawsuit and we intend to defend it vigorously."

I can't read this convo alonea Tweets Tweets& replies Media K Messages Details Pinned wee Femi Factor 1 , @iamfem factor , Jan 23 l can't read this convo alone2 where are you I left early I left early Sorry I couldn't stay longer Sorry I couldn't stay longer : w-- where are you going Im going home w-- where are you going are you kidding me come back you're drunk I'm going home don't worry i caled an uber we drank at your place are you kidding me come back you're drunk Where am i going don't worry i called an uber wow serioushy? get the driver on the phone we drank at your place Oh and 629,832 others Show this thread fuckjerry Me after my 6th glass of @JAJA

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