#ThanksgivingClapback

#ThanksgivingClapback

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#ThanksgivingClapback, also known as "Thanksgiving Clapback, refers to a series of insulting responses shared on Twitter to passive-agressive comments made by family members at Thanksgiving dinner.

Origin

The earliest known usage of the "#ThanksgivingClapback" hashtag was posted on November 24th, 2015 by Twitter [1] user @kashmirVIII tweeted, "Your Aunt Netty askin bout your love life? Ask her how she been holdin up since the divorce. #ThanksgivingClapBack." The tweet received more than 200 retweets and 340 likes in three year (shown below).


Your Aunt Netty askin bout your love life? Ask her how she been holdin up since the divorce. #ThanksgivingClapBack

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That year, Twitter users continued to post clapbacks. Twitter[2] user @MormonBeKnowing tweeted, "Family member: 'what your grades looking like?' Me: 'what your credit score looking like?' #ThanksgivingClapBack." The tweet received more than than 6,800 retweets and 6,000 likes in three years (shown below, left). Twitter[3] user @jay11adams tweeted, "Aunt: Where ya lil friend ? Me: where ya lil wedding ring?" The tweet received more than 4,600 retweets and 3,700 likes in three years (shown below, center). Twitter[4] user @LexUpNext tweeted, "Aunt: You know tattoos are a lifetime commitment. Me: but your marriage wasn't." The tweet received more than 12,000 retweets and 12,000 likes in three years (shown below, right).


Family member: "what your grades looking like?" Me: "what your credit score looking like?" #ThanksgivingClapBack Aunt: Where ya lil friend? Me: where ya lil wedding ring? #ThanksgivingClapBack Aunt: You know tattoos are a lifetime commitment. Me: but your marriage wasn't. #ThanksgivingClapBack

On November 25th, 2015, BuzzFeed [5] published a listicle of Thanksgiving Clapbacks.

The trend also inspired a series of YouTube videos that featured short comedic sketches acting out clapbacks. One posted by YouTuber Jay Nedaj on November 7th, 2017 received more than 58,000 views in one year.



Various Examples


Auntie: Damn you on your 4th piece of pie Me: Damn you on your 4th baby daddy #ThanksgivingClapBack Mi IG GIF "Get a perm sweetheart, the natural look not for everybody" But you for everybody # 1 nanksgivingClapBack Auntie: "How them grades looking?" Me: "Just like yo weave, not on track." #ThanksgivingClapBack
Aunt: You still running the street & calling it work? Me: You still sleeping alone & calling it independence? #ThanksgivingClapBack Aunt: "That's your 3rd Plate." Me: "That's your 3rd Husband" #ThanksgivingClap Back "I see you put on some pounds." "Yes, in my wallet. But how's unemployment?" #ThanksgivingClap Back


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