The Honey Badger doesn’t care about anything. It doesn’t give a shit who you are and what you think about it.
He is the toughest kid in town and if you dare question it, he is not afraid to prove it to you.
June 13, 2012, Urban Dictionary user aquilla_sky wrote that “When the Tasmanian devil goes to sleep, he check under his bed for the honey badger”.
That is how vicious the “honey badger” is.
The “honey badger’s” badass nature was shown to the world when a sassy voiceover narration of a honey badger documentary was released to the internet in 2011. It quickly became a meme.
Origin of the meme
January 18th, 2011, YouTube user czg123 uploaded the video “The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger (original narration by Randall)”.
The footage is taken from an animal documentary shown on National Geographic that aired in 2007, combined with a humorous voiceover.
All while the honey badger in the video is hunting, is stung, is bitten and then proceeds to eat a cobra, narrator only known as “Randall” only states that the honey badger “just don’t care”.
Spread of the meme
The voiceover narrated video received close to 30 million views within one year, and the funny commentary inspired memes and gifs of various kinds.
“Honey Badger” and his badassness was even mentioned in the TV series Glee in April the same year.
Other mentions includes Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Funny or Die.
For the especially interested, “Honey Badger” merchandise is available on several websites and shops, usually featuring one of Randall’s famous quotes.
- Urban Dictionary – Honey Badger