Sylvester Stallone Pointing
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Sylvester Stallone Pointing or Attention Moviegoers refers to a series of memes using an exploitable image of actor Sylvester Stallone pointing through a movie theater screen. The image was used as promotional material for Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and became the subject of memes in 2018 in tandem with the Eating Beans meme where it became linked with the phrase "attention moviegoers," inspiring numerous variants over the following years and becoming a reaction image used to accuse a poster of something.
On February 22nd, 2010, Alamy uploaded a stock photo of Sylvester Stallone pointing through a theatre screen into an audience of people wearing 3-D glasses. The image was seemingly used in promotional material for the 2003 movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. The photo was later posted to filmkatalogus without the watermark. On April 27th, 2018, Redditor SLNUS posted a version of the image to /r/me_irl captioned, "ATTENTION ALL MOVIEGOERS THIS NIGGA EATING BEANS IN THE THEATER," garnering over 300 upvotes in five years (shown below). This is the earliest known meme to use the image. According to witness accounts, the meme was originally posted to iFunny prior to this, although it appears to have been removed.
The image became the increased subject of memes over the following years. On September 17th, 2019, Twitter user @kinofabino posted a photoshop of the image referencing Doom that garnered over 770 likes in four years (shown below, left). On November 4th, Twitter user @thejedahliker posted the image, writing, "stop da fuckin movie this guy's updatin da fuckin tv tropes page," garnering over 19,000 likes in the same span of time (shown below, right).
On December 14th, 2020, Twitter user @SylvesterPoint opened their account and began posting memes using the format, stopping in July 2021. On November 25th, a version of the meme as a reaction image captioned "British" was posted under a tweet by @Blanked__Space about Pokemon Sword and Shield, garnering over 2,200 likes in just over two years (shown below).
On April 30th, 2022, Tumblr user na-nae-supreme posted a version of the meme captioned "thee" under a meme where Garfield asking, "I wonder for whom the bell tolls," garnering over 58,000 notes in a year (shown below, left). On May 15th, Facebook user I love you, Onii-Chan posted a version of the meme where Stallone points out a mixed-race couple in the theater, garnering over 200 shares and 1,000 reactions in a year. On April 10th, 2023, Twitter user @ShitpostGate posted a version of the meme about Stallone pointing out a mixed-race couple at the Dungeons & Dragons movie, garnering over 57,000 likes in a day (shown below, right).
 Alamy – SPY KIDS 3-D:GAME OVER SYLVESTER STALLONE
 Twitter – KinoFabino
 Twitter – thejedahliker
 Twitter – SylvesterPoint
 Twitter – Blanked__Space
 Tumblr – nae-nae-supreme
 Facebook – I love you, Onii-Chan
 Twitter – ShitpostGate
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