Pink Troll 'Why Not? Why Won't You X?' / Trolls Threads / Because X Killed My Grandma

Pink Troll 'Why Not? Why Won't You X?' / Trolls Threads / Because X Killed My Grandma

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Pink Troll 'Why Not? Why Won't You X?' also known as Trolls Threads or Because X Killed My Grandma refers to a series of memes on Twitter where an image of the pink troll Poppy from the movie Trolls is used alongside the phrasal template "Why not? Why won't you X," X being something that someone won't do. The majority of the posts are threads, with the next post in the thread showing the troll Branch saying X killed his grandma, which previously became a meme in 2017. The meme became popularized on Twitter in late February 2023.


In Trolls, the character Branch is a recluse due to the childhood trauma he received after his grandmother saved him from Chef. When Poppy questions him on why he doesn't sing, he explains "Singing killed my Grandma!" and tells the story of how it happened. The scene was isolated and published on YouTube by user Holly Jolly Transformations on April 20th, 2020 (shown below).

On February 25th, 2023, Twitter[1] user @DrippySkelleo posted an image of Poppy the pink troll, writing, "Woke Trolls, a thread: 'Why not? Why won’t you use pronouns!' garnering over 115,000 likes in two weeks. The next post in the thread shows Branch saying, "BECAUSE WOKENESS KILLED MY GRANDMA, OKAY?" and goes on to include several more posts depicting a conversation about how wokeness killed Branch's grandma (shown below, click to expand).

Rea @DrippySkelleo Feb 25 Woke Trolls, a thread: "Why not? Why won't you use pronouns!" 322 Q4 Rea @DrippySkelleo - Feb 25 "BECAUSE WOKENESS KILLED MY GRANDMA, OKAY?" Rea @DrippySkelleo Feb 25 3 3 24K Rea @DrippySkelleo - Feb 25 5 423 2 1407 Q 1 1 642 ♡ 115.9K 66 Rea "I was the one using pronouns." 103 t 629 23.6K Rea @DrippySkelleo - Feb 25 "How did.... wokeness kill your grandma? What pronouns was she using?" @DrippySkelleo - Feb 25 1 652 ♡ 22.5K Rea @DrippySkelleo - Feb 25 *branch and his blue hair and pronouns* 12 410 24.4K 1 3.909 Rea @DrippySkelleo - Feb 25 "AHHHHHH!" 24.2K 9 1,774 ❤ 28.8K Rea @DrippySkelleo - Feb 25 "BRANCH LOOK OUT!" "grandma saves Branch from the conservatives 24.1K Rea @DrippySkelleo Feb 25 "THEY/THEMMA NOOOO" 12:33 AM - Feb 25, 2023 450.5K Views 3.1M 21.1K 425.1K 38K ₁413.7K il 419.8K 419.3K 502.6K 431.4K 397.3K ↑ 1.4M Rea @DrippySkelleo Alt right Twitter account has been created ↑ ↑ ↑ ... 1 ... www


The post by @DrippySkelleo inspired numerous Trolls threads on Twitter over the following weeks. On February 27th, Twitter[2] user @Kale_owu posted a version about South Park killing Branch's grandma, garnering over 1,100 likes in a week. Later that day, Twitter[3] user @VaIidWs posted, "if i see that fucking pink troll one more time im going to go insane," garnering over 4,200 likes in a week (shown below).

Valid people taking W's @ValidWs if i see that fucking pink troll one more time im going to go insane 8:52 AM - Feb 27, 2023 - 2.3M Views ...

Later that day, Twitter[4] user @vhsmoonlight posted a "neurodivergent trolls thread" using the format, garnering over 18,000 likes in a week (shown below, left, click to expand). On February 28th, Twitter[5] user @Fuzzywolfe posted a redrawn version of the meme, garnering over 66,000 likes in a week (shown below, right).

Singing Killed My Grandma

"Singing Killed My Grandma" is a line from the 2016 film Trolls. The line is spoken by the character Branch as he explains his reluctance to join the other trolls in singing. Branch explains that when he was a child, he was singing so loud he didn't hear the villainous Chef coming to eat him, leading his grandmother to sacrifice herself while saving him. The scene has been used in numerous YouTube remixes and jokes on social media. In early 2023, Twitter users began posting Trolls threads recreating the scene.

Various Examples

WEIRD VAL @autismpilled Feb 27 WHY NOT? WHY WON'T YOU USE THE KILLED MY GRANDMA" TROLLS FORMAT? 18 Q 1 WEIRD VAL✔✔ @autismpilIed Feb 27 WEIRD VAL @autismpilled Feb 27 BECAUSE THE " KILLED MY GRANDMA" TROLLS FORMAT KILLED MY GRANDMA, OKAY? Q 1 12 3 WEIRD VAL✔✔ @autismpilIed. Feb 27 Q 1 WEIRD VAL @autismpilIed. Feb 27 my uncle broke his neck using that format! 343 2 14 Q 1 WEIRD VAL✔@autismpilIed. Feb 27 i.. was the one posting it. 17 3 ♡ 2,312 Q 2 ♡ 360 12 4 WEIRD VAL @autismpilIed. Feb 27 "WHY? WHY WON'T YOU ____" WEIRD VAL @autismpilIed Feb 27 how... how did using the format kill your grandma? what joke was she inserting? WEIRD VAL @autismpilIed Feb 27 NOOOOO DONT DO IT ♡ 470 t 20 WEIRD VAL @autismpilIed becomes normal WEIRD VAL✔ @autismpilIed. Feb 27 AHHHHH 352 WEIRD VAL @autismpilIed. Feb 27 CRINGEMA NO ♡ 353 ♡ ₁47K 507 ₁6,068 ₁6,105 il 5,677 ₁5,328 ↑ il 5,657 ↑ ↑ ↑ L→ ↑ ... ... Katie @katiebugthedork. Feb 27 Squidbeak splatoon trolls, a thread: "WHY NOT WHY WONT YOU COMPLETE STORYMODE!?" 15 1 Katie @katiebugthedork. Feb 27 "BECAUSE AFTER ALTERNA KILLED MY GRANDMA OK?!" Katie @katiebugthedork. Feb 27 Katie 3 1774 Q1 19 1 Katie @katiebugthedork. Feb 27 "My agent broke their neck 1000%ing splatoon 2's storymode" @katiebugthedork. Feb 27 12 74 Katie @katiebugthedork. Feb 27 "I was the one stuck on it" Q 1 Katie ♡ 6,467 t 15 @katiebugthedork - Feb 27 Katie "How did.. after Alterna kill your grandma? What level was she stuck on?" ♡ 775 1 26 Katie @katiebugthedork. Feb 27 "BRANCH NO!" *saves him from level 2* ♡ 1,314 After 1 22 @katiebugthedork *becomes emo* Katie @katiebugthedork. Feb 27 *young branch, just defeated mr Grizz about to try after alterna* Katie @katiebugthedork. Feb 27 "SPLATMA!" ♡ 722 Reach the 9. the Katie @katiebugthedork. Feb 27 "SPLATMA! NOOOOOOOOO!" ♡ 809 132.3K 15.5K ♡ 789 16.9K ₁14K ↑ 13.6K il 13.2K 133 ↑ FODO 8858 ... ↑ ... ... ... Carrion @HoneyPuke. Feb 27 anorexic trolls I a thread "WHY NOT ?? WHY WONT YOU BREAK YOUR FAST??" 105 1 Carrion @HoneyPuke. Feb 27 Carrion @HoneyPuke - Feb 27 "BECAUSE CALORIES KILLED MY GRANDMA OKAY" 2 1,351 Carrion @HoneyPuke. Feb 27 17 3 Carrion @HoneyPuke - Feb 27 "my uncle did the abc diet once" 1 1 166 1 OO Carrion @HoneyPuke. Feb 27 "i was the one who was binge eating" 12 11 1 Carrion @HØneyPuke · Feb 27 *branch binging* ♡ 696 Carrion @HoneyPuke - Feb 27 "how did calories kill your grandma? was she binge eating?" 12 21 ❤ 1,680 7,427 142 Carrion @HneyPuke Carrion @HoneyPuke. Feb 27 "AAAAHHHHHHHHHH” ♡ 898 81 Carrion @HoneyPuke - Feb 27 "BESY ANOREXICMA NOOO000" 851 *creates fastic account* Carrion @HØneyPuke - Feb 27 "BRANCH LOOK OUT" (saves branch from the door dash delivery driver) 166.3K 25.7K 991 ₁35K il 21.7K 22.1K ↑ ↑ ₁20.4K ... ↑ ***

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External References

[1] Twitter – DrippySkelleo

[2] Twitter – Kale_owu

[3] Twitter – VaIidWs

[4] Twitter – vhsmoonlight

[5] Twitter – Fuzzywolfe

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