Shrek Fedora / Shrekbeard

Shrek Fedora / Shrekbeard

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Shrek Fedora, otherwise known as Shrekbeard(a portmanteau of "Shrek" and "neckbeard") is a photoshopped reaction image of the character Shrek wearing a fedora typically used in response to posts criticizing religion on social media, referencing the “*tips fedora*internet meme associated with militant atheism online.


On July 6th, 2014, Tumblr user gamebae[4] posted a photoshopped picture of Shrek with a neckbeard tipping a fedora with the caption "get out of m'swamp" (shown below). Over the next several years, the post gained over 77,700 notes.

Original image of the meme of Shrek with a fedora and a neckbeard tipping it


On December 22nd, 2014, the image was included in a BuzzFeed[5] listicle titled "23 Photos That Are Either Really Good Or Really Bad." On July 25th, 2017, the @ThinkAtheist Twitter feed tweeted "Apparently the "shrek fedora" meme is the newest tend in "attacking" #atheist twitter accounts" (shown below).[1] That tweet has since been removed.

tweet by @thinkatheist explaining that the Shrek Fedora meme is the newest trend in attacking atheist twitter users

On April 28th, 2017, Redditor Morn_sc submitted the image to /r/justneckbeardthings.[6] On August 27th, YouTuber Onision tweeted a photo of a flooded street in Houston, Texas along with the message "There are a lot of Christians in Texas, so any of you want to explain your god doing this?" (shown below, left).[2] That day, YouTuber %%% %%%% posted a video showcasing replies to Onision's tweet with the Shrek Fedora image (shown below). The following day, Redditor RolfIsSonOfShepnard submitted the video to /r/YouTubeHaiku,[3] where it gathered upwards of 2,000 points (97% upvoted) and 60 comments.

Tweet asking Texans why their go would have flooded them like this, with pic of Houston freeway underwater

On November 5th, 2017, actor Wil Wheaton replied to a tweet posted by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan about sending prayers to those affected by the 2017 Sutherland Springs church shooting.[7] In response, many Twitter users replied with variations of the Shrek Fedora reaction image (shown below).

Wil Wheaton makes passionat plea that thoughts and prayers are not helpful against bad gun laws Glowing eyes Shrek neckbeard with fedora star trek Shrek fedora meme

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