Stares Motherfuckerly meme depicting Samuel L Jackson in Pul Fiction.

Stares Motherfuckerly

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Stares Motherfuckerly is a photoshopped subtitle used to describe the expression on Samuel L. Jackson's face in a screenshot of the actor dumbfoundedly staring forward from the 1994 film Pulp Fiction. In 2016, the image started to see use as a reaction and in image macros, often used to express disbelief or doubt over something.


On April 20th, 2016, an anonymous Imgur[1] user uploaded an image titled "Mother fuckerly" consisting of a screenshot of actor Samuel L. Jackson as Jules in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction staring forward intensely with a photoshopped subtitle reading, "[STARES MOTHAFUCKALY]," writing in the description, "Is this thing? If not, can we make this a thing?" (shown below). The image gained over 40 points and 690 views in five years.


On June 9th, Imgur[2] user GleamingTurd uploaded a remade version of the image using a new screenshot of Jackson staring in Pulp Fiction and a subtitled reading "[STARES MOTHERFUCKERLY]" (shown below). This became the most common variation of the image going forward.

Stares Motherfuckerly


The image started seeing use as a reaction to content on Twitter[3][4] in 2016, commonly used to express disbelief about something. The image also started to see use in image macros around this time, leading into 2017.

For example, on February 17th, 2017, Twitter[5] user @TheElectrikLion posted an image macro featuring the still in a post showing off memes from the #HurtBae prompt, garnering over 4,300 likes and 3,500 retweets in five years (shown below, left). On August 23rd, Facebook[6] page Gym Memes used the still in an image macro, garnering over 2,500 reactions and 320 shares in a comparable span of time (shown below, right).

#HurtBae: "One time I went to his room...he had someone else in there and told me to leave." Me: Stares Motherfuckerly Me: "Hey, how many sets do you have left?" Person on bench: "just one left" (Person on bench proceeds to sit there, sends out five texts, takes three selfies, and talks to two people that walk by for ten minutes) Me: Stares Motherfuckerly

On October 22nd, 2020, Facebook[7] page 8Memes posted a photoshopped version of the image in an image macro referencing the "COVID-19 pandemic,": garnering over 6,100 reactions and 1,800 shares in six months (shown below). On the same day, Instagram[8] page @memelord posted the same image macro, garnering over 70,000 likes in the same span of time.

karens: a mAsk iS too hArd tO bReaTh iN me who has glasses: [stares motherfuckerly]

Various Examples

When you offer a homeless person a BLT sandwich and the decline because they are vegetarian (stares motherfuckerly] me, when someone tells me, that they didn't expect me to like metal, because I am a girl: [stares motherfuckerly] Me when I see a 9yo with a phone worth 3x more than my monthly income [stares motherfuckerly] You curse too much. Мe: (stares motherfuckerly] When my girlfriend says she's not attractive (stares motherfuckerly) The Earth is flat so if we just flip it over it will be like the cool side of the pillow and boom no more global warming. I 2.3K 88 God reading this [stares motherfuckerly]

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External References

[1] Imgur – Mother fuckerly

[2] Imgur – MRW I see stupidity

[3] Twitter – @DJHonestAve

[4] Twitter – @peta@serenawilliams

[5] Twitter – #HurtBae

[6] Facebook – Gym Memes

[7] Facebook – 8Memes

[8] Instagram – memelord

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