OkBuddyRetard is a subreddit where users share ironic memes created to parody and satirize memes that they find to be normie or of poor quality. Memes in the subreddit typically parody image macros that use the impact font, which is associated with older memes and mainstream culture. These memes are generally captioned with nonsequiturs that are occasionally distorted through text overlays.
On March 26th, 2017, iFunny user Paddy_2017 posted the earliest known image of Doge with the caption "OK Retard." The image was captioned "The easter bunny isn't real." It received more than 4,300 upvotes (shown below).
On October 26th, 2017, Discord user Zane#3954 posted the original "OK Buddy Retard" Doge image (shown below).
About a month and a half later, on December 10th, 2017, Redditor4] kirbizia launched the /r/okbuddyretard subreddit. According to the subreddit's creator, the name of the subreddit is based on the Doge image. They write:
Hi I made the thing as asked in question so I think I can say some things about it. The initial idea for r/okbuddyretard was based on the "original" of an image of doge saying ok buddy, crossed out multiple times with the words retard. I got this image from people posting it in the r/bonehurtingjuice discord, so I can't say where they came from. I created the subreddit based on a image similar to what happened with r/bonehurtingjuice. Similarly to r/bonehurtingjuice just posted images I found on discord, reddit or other places that I found were funny and had a somewhat similar theme.