Tuxedo Winnie the Pooh, also known as "A Fellow Man of Culture" refers to a photoshopped image of character Winnie the Pooh sitting in an armchair. Initially circulated as a reaction image on 4chan, in March 2019 the image gained mainstream popularity on Reddit.
On December 20th, 1974, Disney animated featurette Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too was released. In one scene of the featurette, characters Winnie the Pooh and Piglet attend a meeting at Rabbit's house, with Winnie constantly dozing off in a chair. In 1977, the featurette was re-released as a part of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh animated feature film.
Starting at least in 2013, a still of Winnie the Pooh sitting in an armchair with an expression of apathy gained popularity as a reaction image on 4chan. One of the most popular edits of the image, a Tuxedo Winnie the Pooh was created by an anonymous 4chan user.
On March 24th, 2019, Reddit user avocadoMaster420 posted used "a fellow man of culture" macro in a post to /r/me_irl subreddit, which gained over 14,900 upvotes in three days (shown below, left). On March 25th, 2019, Redditor NeonVanillaIcecream used a cropped version of the macro for a post in /r/dankmemes subreddit, garnering over 58,300 upvotes in two days (shown below, right).
In the following days, multiple notable examples of the meme were posted to /r/dankmemes and other subreddits.
On June 9th, 2019, an anonymous user on the 4chan board /pol/ posted a variation of the Winnie The Pooh image, replacing the illustration's eyes with the eyes of the comic character Pepe the Frog (shown below).
On October 22nd, Redditor nic-bit shared variation that features a DERP face onto Winnie the Pooh, indicating that the meme's author finds the character to be mentally incompetent, next to the text "TikTok," comparing the social media app to other places to post memes. The post received more than 35,000 points (86% upvoted) and 415 comments in three days (shown below, left). This variant showcase a reversal of the typical progression, in which each idea is more refined than the last. Here, the final level is the worst option in the meme's author's opinion.
The following day, Redditor orqh posted a variation of the tiered Winnie The Pooh list with a new layer that features Winnie the Pooh wearing headphones next to the text that reads, "Get the fuck out of my room I'm playing Minecraft." The post received more than 56,000 points (91% upvoted) and 130 comments (shown below, left).