I don't care that you broke your elbow. kid in orange shirt and glasses pointing accusingly

You Know What? I'm Just Gonna Say It

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You Know What? I'm Just Gonna Say It or You Know What? I'm About To Say It is a screenshot from a viral 2015 Vine video that resurfaced on Twitter in March 2017 as a reaction image. The meme format is also used as an image macro with the top text typically captioned "You know what? I'm about to say it" and the bottom text consisting of a controversial statement or hot take to express an opinion.

Origin

On June 28th, 2015, Andrew Proctor[1] posted a Vine of a high school kid saying, "You know what? I'm about to say it. I don't care that you broke your elbow." The Vine gained 111,900 likes, 61,700 revines and 49,600,000 loops (YouTube embed shown below).



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In March of 2017, a screenshot of the kid in the video began circulating on Twitter as an image paired with people saying "You know what, I'm just gonna say it…" before proffering a potentially unpopular opinion. The first known post like this was posted by @pfharcyde on March 20th in reference to the television show Dancing With the Stars (shown below).


@DancingABC You know what? I'm just gonna say it...be enthusiastic for someone who actually deserves your enthusiasm..like Normari # DWTS

Over the course of the following week, dozens more variations of the meme appeared on Twitter, with people offering their unpopular opinion using the image while others twisted the format into a wholesome meme. On March 28th, the wave of jokes was covered by Twitter Moments.[2]

Various Examples


You know what? l'm just gonna say it. I don't care how everyone treated you in the past. I want to love you and watch you grow as a person. you know what i'm just gonna say it... there's no way everybody was kung fu fighting you know what? lI'm just gonna go ahead and say it. Boneless wings are just chicken nuggets. you know what I'm just gonna say it I don't care what you think as long as its about me you know what,, i'm just gonna say it i love all of my mutuals even if we've never talked and they don't like me back my heart is so full You know what l'm just going to say it Millenial living standards are only going down from here on out thanks to global capitalism

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