Why? Because Fuck You, That's Why.

Why? Because Fuck You, That's Why.

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Why? Because Fuck You, That's Why, sometimes written as "Because fuck you, that's why", is a phrase used to explain the reason for one's actions is uncaring, or dislike.


The earliest known online usage was by user Harps on bcsportsbikes,[1] on October 17th, 2004.

I don't want to choose five…I'm going to choose seven. Why? Because fuck you, that's why. Ermm…actually, the last three are really all in a tie for fifth…so I didn't want to leave two of them out.


In 2006, the band Smut Peddlers released a song called "Fuck You…….That's Why".[2] In 2007, the next earliest known usage of the exact phrase was said on Yelp[3]. On December 17th, 2010, two definitions for BFYTW (an acronym for Because Fuck You, That's Why) were submitted to Urban Dictionary.[4] In 2011 and 2012, it gained popularity, with numerous examples popping up in that time-frame.[5][6][7]

Various Examples

Why? Because F--- YOU That's why. BuzzFeep WHY? Because F--- YOU That's Why. 1个 Because F--- You that's why. DemotivationalPost.com WHY?! BecaUse F--- Y OU

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External References

[1] bcsportsbikes – Forum page containing the earliest known usage / Posted October 17th, 2004

[2] Amazon – Fuck You…….That's Why by Smut Peddlers / Released March 7th, 2006

[3] Yelp – One of the earliest usages / Posted January 26th, 2007

[4] Urban Dictionary – BFYTW / Submitted December 17th, 2010

[5] Facebook – "Facebook page for Why? Because FUCK YOU. That's why. / Created May 2012

[6] Memecenter – Several examples from 2012

[7] Buzzfeed – The 10 Best Of “Why? Because FFFFUUUU” / Posted June 27th, 2011

Special thanks to MetaFilter for providing lots of information about the origin of this meme.

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