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Safe For Work Sasuke, alternatively written as SFW Sasuke, refers to a viral iMessage screenshot in which one person sends a large image of Sasuke Uchiha from the anime series Naruto to the other in order to push NSFW content from the screen so their parents or someone else doesn't see it. The post went viral on Tumblr in 2016, inspiring a number of memes referencing it over the following years.
On January 30th, 2016, Tumblr user crossroadsbishounen posted a screenshot of an iMessage conversation with a friend in which he's just sent a large image of Sasuke Uchiha, followed by the text, "I'm with my parents." The friend responds, "Sorry. Is that safe for work Sasuke," to which the poster replies, "yes he's the biggest picture I have" (shown below). The post went viral, gaining over 288,000 notes in five years.
i have this picture of sasuke on my phone that chase and i call “safe for work sasuke” and it’s because it’s the tallest picture in my camera roll so whenever he sends me any nsfw stuff when i’m in public i just send sfw sasuke and he takes up the whole screen
The post inspired a number of memes referencing it on Tumblr in the following years, including posts showing other users sending the image to hide NSFW content (example shown below).
On December 3rd, 2018, Tumblr user jamtav posted, "WAIT HOLD ON I KNOW HOW TO SAVE TUMBLR" and an image of Safe For Work Sasuke in reference to Tumblr banning pornography on the site, garnering over 46,000 notes in three years (shown below).
On September 18th, 2019, Tumblr user baku made a post suggesting the use of Pokemon Sirfetch'd as a new version of Safe For Work Sasuke due to his long sword, garnering over 5,000 notes in two years (shown below, left). On the same day, Tumblr user galarian-slowking posted a photoshop of the original iMessage screenshot, replacing Sasuke with Sirfetch'd, garnering over 1,200 notes in the same span of time (shown below, right).
On May 5th, 2021, Twitter user @carp_mtn posted, "goodbye, twitter crop. hello, safe for work sasuke," along with an image of Safe For Work Sasuke, referencing an update to Twitter on mobile devices that shows longer images without cropping them (shown below).
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