Teabagging

Teabagging

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Updated Apr 10, 2018 at 07:06AM EDT by Y F.

Added Apr 09, 2018 at 03:29PM EDT by Don.

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Teabagging, also known as corpse-humping, is an internet slang term referring to the griefing practice of squatting repeatedly over a player's corpse in an online game as a way to simulate a sexual act in which a man places his scrotum into the mouth of a sexual partner.

Origin

The term "teabagging" as a euphemism was popularized in the 1998 comedy film Pecker, which featured a stripper who is chastised for teabagging customers while dancing on the bar (shown below, right).



According to the blog Thought for Your Penny,[2] the term was adopted by gamers to label the practice of squatting repeatedly over an opponent's corpse in 2001 with the release of the shooter game Halo: Combat Evolved.

Spread

On April 10th, 2005, Urban Dictionary[1] user Demon Phoenix 1337 submitted an entry for "teabag," defining it as a sexual act and a trolling practice in Halo 2 (shown below).


teabag 1) To insert one's nuts into the mouth of another (of either gender), usually while they are sleeping. Can either be a situation of laughter or of excruciating pain, depending on whether the victim is a biter. 2) When after being brutally killed in Halo 2, your opponent squats repeatedly on you, imitating the act of dipping his balls on you. Rather humiliating, especially when there's more than one of them doing it. time to steep 4) The scrotum of a man who has had his testicles removed. 1) Devon teabagged his girlfriend Veronica, then for s---- and giggles he teabagged his friend Barton. And Barton bit Devon's left testicle off and beat the s--- out of him. 2) After I sniped five guys on a Multi-Flag CTF in Coagulation (including two in a Warthog) for a Kill Frenzy, two of them killed me with SMG fire and then simultaneously teabagged me 3) I placed the teabag in the boiling water and gently stirred, five minutes later I had hot peppermint tea 4) Jenna broked up with her boyfriend Jacob because when she saw his equipment, she noticed he had a teabag.

On May 3rd, 2009, an episode of The Simpsons was broadcast in which the character Homer Simpsons teabags a downed opponent while playing Halo (shown below).



On November 10th, 2007, a character named after the griefing practice was introduced in the webseries Pure Pwnage (shown below).



In April 2011, a page for "teabagging" was created on Encyclopedia Dramatica.[4]

On June 7th, 2015, a page for "tea-bagging" was created on the Giant Bomb Concept Wiki.[3] On April 5th, 2016, YouTuber PewDiePie uploaded a video titled "Teabagging in VR," in which he players a virtual reality game using an HTC Vive headset (shown below). Within four days, the video gained over 6.2 million views and 11,600 comments.



PAX East Controversy

On April 7th, 2018, author Mike Futter posted a tweet advising game developers to not "intentionally team-kill a journalist and then teabag them… especially if she's a woman," referring to an incident that occurred during a game demo at the PAX East conference. In response, journalist Amanda Farough tweeted that she loudly proclaimed "And this is why I hate playing these kinds of games. Thanks for the demo" during the incident, noting that the teabagger "thought I was his 'dev buddy' by accident" (shown below, left). That day, Farough replied to Futter's tweet to confirm she would be "contacting their publisher" (shown below, right).


Amanda Farough @AmandaFarough I said out loud, in my headset, "And this is why I hate playing these kinds of games. Thanks for the demo twitter.com/futterish/stat.. 7 Apr Amanda Farough @AmandaFarough Now, granted he thought I was his "dev buddy" by accident, but h-------- was that a mistake. No PR around. Just dudes showing me a game and rolling the dice on being rude. (Roll succeeds. Target mismatch. Roll for initiative.) 3:53 PM - Apr 7, 2018 Boston, MA 18 63 people are talking about this Mike Futter@Futterish Apr 8 I believe @AmandaFarough is going to be contacting their publisher. 16 Amanda Farough @AmandaFarough Replying to @Futterish @OldManKaidan and 3 others l am.

On April 9th, the news site Metro[5] published an article titled "Man ‘team-killed and virtually teabagged’ female journalist during shocking in-game rampage." That day, two posts about the story reached the front page of /r/KotakuInAction.[6][7] Also on April 9th, Farough posted a tweet announcing that she was "not interested in hurting devs because I was annoyed by a lack of professionalism."[8]


Amanda Farough @AmandaFarough Can't believe that I have to say this: I am not interested in hurting devs because I was annoyed by a lack of professionalism. What happened was unfortunate and a reminder of how not to conduct a press demo. I'm not responding to any further tweets about the incident. Thanks.

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