In this version, the character, drawn in MS Paint is depicted with a painful grin, and tears as well as snot pouring from his facial orifices; his eyes and his nose.
Sometimes it is partially featured in the I’m Fine Wojak meme, in which the character’s face is covered with a mask, with a smug or happy face, while it is still visible, that underneath the mask he is heavily crying.
The exact origin of this unestablished meme is hard to pinpoint, as there are several random cases of it all over the internet, but none of them are exceedingly popular or widespread.
The term appears in Google search trends in 2014, but stays rather low up until 2020.
Spread and Usage
Memes featuring “Crying Wojak” are scattered all over the internet, on meme sites, 4chan discussions as well as YouTube content, introducing users to the colorful but sad life of Feels Guy.
One popular edition of “Crying Wojak” is Pink Wojak, which is an exaggerated version of the original drawing.
- Know Your Meme – Frustrated Wojak / Crying Wojak