Petty Skai Jackson / Skai Jackson Sitting

Petty Skai Jackson / Skai Jackson Sitting

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Added Apr 19, 2016 at 12:26PM EDT by Ari Spool.

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Petty Skai Jackson / Skai Jackson Sitting is a reaction image based on a photograph of American teen actress Skai Jackson sitting primly on a chair. Upon entering circulation via Twitter in April 2016, the image has been used in combination with dialogues or descriptions of social interactions illustrating common acts of pettiness and pretentiousness driven by perfectionism, particularly within the Black Twitter community.


On April 4th, 2016, the actress Skai Jackson tweeted a photo of herself waiting in the green room of the New York City Fox affiliate before an appearance on the morning news show Good Day New York.[9] The tweet received 666 retweets and 1,679 likes as of April 19th.[1]

Skai Jackson @skaijackson 2: Follow Waiting to go on. @fox5ny #GoodDayNY RETWEETS LIKES 9:32 AM -4 Apr 2016


On April 12th, Twitter user jonnnfinest tweeted the photo with a captioned imaginary conversation between a boyfriend and a girlfriend. The tweet received over 12,800 retweets and over 11,100 likes.[2]

jonnmarley7 JonnnFinest 2: Follow Him: I'm going out Her: I know that's why I got dressed RETWEETS LIKES 12,854 11,190 , RSO 7:48 PM -12 Apr 2016

On April 13th, Twitter user tamela__ tweeted the photo with a captioned imaginary conversation between a teacher and his or her students, which received over 10,000 retweets and over 11,000 likes.[3]

Tamm. Tamela 2: Follow Professor: please don't show up outside of my office two weeks before finals asking for extra credit Me: RETWEETS LIKES 10,290 11,065 155%溯 1:10 AM -13 Apr 2016

On April 14th, users on Twitter discovered that there was another angle taken of the photo, and began tweeting both photos paired with captions.[4]

TheThirdPew 2: Follow NathanZed Lmfaooo0o why does this picture have multiple angles RETWEETS LIKES 2,209 5,099 10:53 AM-14 Apr 2016

Also on the 14th, users began posting the photos to Tumblr. One post, a screenshot of a tweet originally posted by shedissinme from that day,[5] received more than 19,000 notes.[6]

snaacks tumbl Follow when you're cheating on a test and your teacher is walking around the room 4/14/16, 9:19 AM #mine #IMSCREAMMKNGN #skai Jackson 19,273 notes

On April 15th, Buzzfeed explained the photo meme in an article.[7] As of April 19th, an image search for the original photo upload confirms thousands of instances on Twitter.[8]

The meme got more spread later in May, after Jackson and rapper Azealia Banks exchanged words on twitter, resulting in Banks receiving a twitter suspension.

Various Examples

King Ratch-lt Ralph Following SINice After she go thru yo phone n find nothing and u ask to see her's now "What phone?" tsunami taj EverythingTaj Follow When you clogged up the employee bathroom toilet & you watching them argue over who did it Real Tweets TM @iKeepltTooReal Following When u meet his mom and she says "Oh so you're the girl he's always on FaceTime with" but you got an android 80 Snapchat: Al ciaGoku Following @AliciaGoku When you walk in on your girlfriend and her bestfriend discussing how you ain't s--- julie @hotlinecaylen Follow @TTLYTEALA @skaijackson When y'all both waitin' on the other person to apologize first When he says he almost got hit by a car but you already know cause that was you @askaboutaj

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