Who Created Kirby?

Who Created Kirby?

Part of a series on Masahiro Sakurai. [View Related Entries]

PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.


Who Created Kirby? refers to jokes about a glitch in Google that brings up a picture of a large black man when one searches on Google "Who created Kirby?" instead of its actual creator, Masahiro Sakurai.


On March 6th, 2018, internet users noticed a glitch on search engine Google which brought up a picture of a large black man when searching "Who created Kirby?" instead of its actual creator Masahiro Sakurai. As of June 22nd, 2018, the glitch has already been fixed, and instead, no picture is shown. Posts about the glitch appeared on Reddit that day.[1][2]

who created kirby All Images News Videos Shopping More Settings Tools About 49,800,000 results (0.48 seconds) Kirby / Creator Masahiro Sakurai People also search for View 15+ more


The same day, YouTube and Instagram user youmomgay.mp3 uploaded a video crossing the She Say Do You Love Me meme with the glitch, gaining over 76,000 views on YouTube (shown below) and 47,000 views on Instagram.[3]

The video was reposted the following day to /r/youtubehaiku, gaining 50 upvotes.[4] The glitch was posted to Funnyjunk[6] on the 7th, gaining 17 upvotes. The same day, it appeared on /r/mildlyvandalised,[7] gaining over 80 upvotes. On March 10th, 2018, a joke posted to the /r/bigniggasaga[5] said the black man was Big Nigga, gaining over 150 upvotes.

Various Examples

Search Interest

External References

[1] Reddit – /r/gaming

[2] Reddit – /r/gaming

[3] Instagram – youmomgay.mp3

[4] Reddit – /r/youtubehaiku

[5] Reddit – /r/bigniggasaga

[6] Funnyjunk – Who Created Kirby?

[7] Reddit – The Creator of Kirby

Recent Videos 7 total

Recent Images 18 total

Top Comments


NEWS JUST IN: Big Ni🅱🅱a created Kir🅱

"Miss me with that gay shit" – John Sega before immediately going out of business

"This is what Nintendo needs" – Satoru Miyamoto


IIRC the main reason this happened was because a parody account impersonating Sakurai posted the fat black man pic in this tweet and it ended up becoming so popular (thanks to the account's followers and the people replying to that tweet) that it ended up eclipsing actual images of Sakurai himself online. End result? Google's algorithms saw that suddenly popular photo and its correlation with the term "Masahiro Sakurai" and instantly came to the conclusion you see here.


+ Add a Comment

Comments (35)

Display Comments

Add a Comment

Hi! You must login or signup first!