Yellow Glasses Guy

Yellow Glasses Guy

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Yellow Glasses Guy refers to a blurred photograph of a smiling man wearing yellow sunglasses. The photograph gained significant popularity as a reaction image in September 2018 and has been used in memes on Twitter and other online platforms in the following year.


On September 1st, 2018, musician Muyi Fre$co tweeted a joke accompanied with a blurred photograph of himself wearing yellow glasses and smiling, with the post gaining over 2000 retweets and 6000 likes in one year (shown below).[1] The photograph presumably was posted several hours earlier by Facebook page TweenCloud, with the post gaining over 800 likes and 5,200 shares (post no longer available).[2]

Smackie Chan @SplashxMuyi When you ask her what she doing for the night and she replies "You" 5:01 PM 1 Sep 2018


On September 3rd, 2018, actress Asia Jackson used the photograph for a tweet in which she commented on those critical of Nike featuring Colin Kaepernick in their ad campaign burning Nike attire (shown below).[3] The tweet gained over 41,500 retweets and 120,000 likes, prompting the further spread of the reaction image.

Asia Jackson EAD @aasian Nike watching y'all burn your Nike gear that you already paid for 4:34 PM-3 Sep 2018

In the following year, the image has been used by users on Twitter as a reaction,[4] and also appeared in memes on Reddit and other platforms as a way to illustrate situations in which someone feels happy and/or is in luck.[5][6]

Various Examples

Plague Inc players when Trump buys Greenland and establishes an airport Me telling everyone that I want to die Me the day I nearly choked on a piece of gum 7 year old me when the teacher seats me next a girl www 14 year old me when |the teacher seats me next to a girl
god after he put the male g spot up his butt and then made it a sin to be gay When you been acting gay for 2 years and finally get invited to the all girls sleepover having $100 as an adult having $20 as a kid


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[1] Twitter – @SplashxMuyi's Tweet

[2] Twitter – @BlondeInTheCity's Tweet

[3] Twitter – @aasian's Tweet

[4] Twitter – @sugarpjms' Tweet

[5] Reddit – finally

[6] Reddit – Before puberty vs After puberty

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