Triggered Comics

Triggered Comics

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Triggered Comics are multi-pane comics in which various people and characters are depicted as being upset or offended by viewing something trivial or innocuous.


On November 6th, 2013, a photograph of Center for Inquiry director Melody Hensley was uploaded to Getty Images.[1] On April 17th, 2014, The Daily Mail[2] published an article about Hensley claiming she has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being harassed by "Twitter trolls," which included the Getty Images photo (shown below, left). In the weeks after the article was published, an image macro of Hensley with the word "Triggered" mockingly written beneath began circulating online (shown below, right).

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On February 25th, 2015, FunnyJunk[4] user streamjester uploaded a Peter Parking Reading a Book comic titled "The Book of Triggering," in which the character is "triggered" by reading a page regarding freedom of speech (shown below, left). On February 18th, 2016, FunnyJunk[5] user ratytang posted an image featuring a scene from the 1990 film Kindergarten Cop followed by the Hensley image macro (shown below, right).

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On July 2nd, the Edgy Teens Facebook page posted a comic of Chanty Binx triggered by the letters "xy" in the word "oxygen" (shown below, left). The following day, the Facebook page "The Dankness" posted a comic in which Hensley is trigged by the words "wage gap" in a warning sign (shown below, right).


On August 13th, the Savage Memes for Savage Teens Facebook[6] page posted a comic in which Harambe the gorilla is triggered by the word "guns" (shown below, left). On September 17th, the same Facebook page posted a comic featuring The Rock triggered by a piece of paper (shown below, right).

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[1] Getty Images – Melody Hensley

[2] Daily Mail – Twitter gave me PTSD

[3] Imgur – The book of triggering

[4] FunnyJunk – Triggered!

[5] FunnyJunk – triggered

[6] Facebook – Savage memes for savage teens

[7] Facebook – Savage memes for savage teens

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