What Colorblind People See

What Colorblind People See

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Updated Apr 12, 2019 at 10:56AM EDT by Philipp.

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What Colorblind People See refers to a series of memes in which words which colorblind people are presented as not being able to recognize words representing colors, such as "red", "blue", etc., as if the names of colors acted as colors themselves.


On April 2nd, 2019, Instagram[1] user yungcultleader posted a screenshot of their tweet[2] showing and edited photograph of Red Lobster sign. In the photograph, captioned "what colorblind ppl see", the word "red" was erased. The post gained over 16,000 likes in ten days.

What you see vs. What Colorblind ppl see. This is heartbreaking @yungcultleader RED LOBSTER FRESH FISH LIVE LOBSTER LOBSTER FRESH FISH LIVE LOBSTER


On April 6th, 2019, Redditor jchang2080 posted a screenshot of the image, along with two comments not recognizing the joke, to /r/woooosh subreddit.[3] The post gained over 24,100 upvotes in six days. On the same day, Reddit user AplCake reposted the yungcultleader's meme to /r/memes subreddit,[4] gaining over 8,600 upvotes in six days.

On April 7th, 2019, Reddit user adib_ansr another variation of the meme to /r/dankmemes subreddit, where it received over 72,800 upvotes in six days.[5]

What you see: reddit What colorblind people see: dit

Following the post, multiple variations of the meme in which colorblind people were presented as not being able to recognize written words such as "red", "blue", etc., were posted on Reddit, primarily in /r/dankmemes subreddit.

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What you see: ROCKSTAR GAMES PRESENTS RED DEAD REDEMPTION What colorblind people see: ROCKSTAR GAMES PRESENTS DEAD EMPTION What Regular People See What Colorblind People See What normal people see: What colourblind people see:
What normal people see What colorblind people see What normal people see: What colorblind people see: What we see: RED YERSION BLUEVERSION What clourblind people see:

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