We're Cancelling Each Other Over X Takes

We're Cancelling Each Other Over X Takes

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Updated Apr 08, 2022 at 03:11PM EDT by Philipp.

Added Apr 08, 2022 at 01:14PM EDT by Philipp.

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We're Cancelling Each Other Over X Takes refers to a participatory Twitter trend in which users ask others to post their unpopular and controversial opinions. The format quickly developed into a parody trend, with Twitter users making joke posts based on it.

Origin

On April 5th, 2022, Twitter[1] user @trichefaucons tweeted, "we're canceling each other over food takes today. post your cancellable food take," inviting users to reply with unpopular and controversial opinions on food that would get them canceled on Twitter. The tweet (shown below) received over 3,000 retweets, 91.5 quote tweets and 54,600 likes in three days.


Michael Realman @trichesfaucons we're cancelling each other over food takes today. post your cancellable food take. 1:45 PM 路 Apr 5, 2022 路 TweetDeck

In replies to the tweet and quote tweets, users replied[2][3][4] with their opinions on food (examples shown below).


Billy is ?? @billyisyoung ... Replying to @trichesfaucons watermelon is a C tier fruit Billy is ?? @billyisyoung 路 Mar 18 reply to WATERMELON - C, or on a great day B - apparently contentious - it's mostly water, flavour is like watered down - I like fleshy rich fruits and watermelon is like the opposite - I do like it blended + a spritz of lime juice, but that's cus the flavour is stronger Show this thread 8:20 PM 路 Apr 5, 2022 路 Twitter for Android F. Quick @quick13 Replying to @trichesfaucons Truffle oil does not make anything better. Michael Real... @trichesfauc... 路 Apr 5 we're cancelling each other over food takes today. post your cancellable food take. Show this thread 3:18 PM 路 Apr 5, 2022 路 TweetDeck stan verrett @stanverrett Replying to @trichesfaucons If coffee didn't have caffeine, no one would drink it. It's like watered down motor oil. That's why people put 20 other things in it at Starbucks. 6:17 PM 路 Apr 5, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone

Spread

@trichesfaucon's tweet inspired more similar Twitter threads in the following days. For example, on April 6th, 2022, Twitter[5] user @Pochitadoll started a thread about cancelable anime takes which received over 460 retweets, 13,400 quote tweets and 11,100 likes in two days (shown below, left). Later on the same day, Twitter[6] user @ProgPro started a thread about controversial music opinions which gained over 200 retweets, 11,000 quote tweets and 4,900 likes in two days (shown below, right).


rouge @Pochitadoll we're cancelling each other over anime takes today. post your cancellable anime take. 10:06 AM 路 Apr 6, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone Mike @ProgPro We're cancelling each other over music takes today. Post your cancellable music take. 2:22 PM 路 Apr 6, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone

Later on April 6th, the first tweets parodying and subverting the trend were posted. For example, on that day, Twitter[7] user @riteofspirit posted a tweet based on the format in which he lured others to share their credit card information (shown below, left). The tweet gained over 9,000 retweets and 46,900 likes in two days. On April 7th, Twitter[8] user @Beamposter posted a tweet in which he urged others to share the "most cancellable picture of their boobs." The tweet gained over 3,300 retweets, 1,000 quote tweets and 29,100 likes in two days (shown below, right).


VIKTOR @riteofspirit we're cancelling each other over credit card numbers today post your cancellable credit card number and the date and the 3 numbers on the back 4:29 PM 路 Apr 6, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone Alice Spergatroid @Beamposter we're cancelling each other over pictures of boobs today. Show me your most cancellable picture of your boobs. 10:17 AM 路 Apr 7, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone

More tweets parodying and subverting the trend, as well as tweets complaining about it, were posted in the following days.

Various Examples


zae @itszaeok we're cancelling each other over bomboclaat takes today. post your cancellable sco pa tu mana take. 5:11 PM 路 Apr 7, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone Desus Nice @desusnice we're cancelling each other over schr枚dinger's cat takes today. post the opinion that will get you cancelled: 9:16 AM 路 Apr 7, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone Socialist Sysadmin 2 @reset_by_peer We are cancelling each other over criminal takes. Post the most cancellable crime that you have committed recently, along with your full name and current location. FB 4:37 PM 路 Apr 7, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone
@emihead We are cancelling eah other for our aaaAAAAAUGHH!!! sound effect takews today Post your cancellable aaaAAAAAUGH!!! sound effect t 2:16 PM 路 Apr 7, 2022 路 Twitter Web App Perez L @NewSrPerez we're NOT cancelling each other over fnf mods today. post your nicest fnf mod appreciation takes. 10:58 AM 路 Apr 7, 2022 路 Twitter Web App Threatening Music Notation @ThreatNotation I did say we are cancelling each other Threatening Music Notation @.. 路 10m we're cancelling each other over music takes today. post your most cancellable music take Blocked 52 27 49 190 388 Following 326 Followers blying to @ThreatNotation is blocked ap isn't music. Are you sure yOwant to view these Tweets? Viewing Tweets won't unblock @CelQuirin. 4 PM 4/7/22路 Twitter Web App View Tweets 2:57 PM 路 Apr 7, 2022 路 Twitter for iPhone

Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter 鈥 @trichesfaucons

[2] Twitter 鈥 @billyisyoung

[3] Twitter 鈥 @quick13

[4] Twitter 鈥 @stanverrett

[5] Twitter 鈥 @Pochitadoll

[6] Twitter 鈥 @ProgPro

[7] Twitter 鈥 @riteofspirit

[8] Twitter 鈥 @Beamposter

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