Let the hate flow through you refers to a popular quote, said by Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.
Online, an image macro of the scene has been used as a reaction image macro to encourage enraged users to wreak havoc in the comment section.
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi premiered in the United States on May 25th, 1983.
In one of the scenes, Emperor Palpatine attempts to tempt Luke Skywalker (played by Ian McDiarmid and Mark Hamill respectively) into joining the Dark Side.
It is here he utters the line “Let the hate flow through you”.
Image macros from the scene were first submitted to MemeGenerator in 2011.
Since then, the meme format has grown popular on sites like 4chan, Tumblr and Reddit, where heated debates are a common occurrence.
Photoshop edits, replacing Emperor Palpatine’s face with Grumpy Cat became a popular phenomenon on sites like 9GAG and Facebook.
- Leowid.com – What Palpatine missed: Letting the hate flow through me
- IMDb – Ian McDiarmid: The Emperor