Who Is Joe?

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread

Meaning


What does Who Is Joe? mean?

Who is Joe? often referenced as Don’t ask who Joe is are a meme series, revolving around luring victims into asking the question, only to be told “Joe mama”.

While yo mama jokes were popular prior to the internet, they were brought back to life on Instagram in 2019.

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Origin


What's the origin of Who Is Joe??

Joe Mama jokes were rampant in the 90’s, with the gag getting featured in various shows, such as The Golden Girls.

The “who is Joe?” phenomenon first emerged online on February 25th, 2019, posted on Instagram by noose.maniac.

The first image macro depicted a creepy reimagining of a Minecraft villager, made by DeviantArt user kedemel, paired with captions that encourage people to ask who Joe is.

Spread and Usage


How did Who Is Joe? spread?

The image was reposted on Reddit’s r/okbuddyretard subreddit on the same day, gaining a limited amount of popularity.

The trend would see growth in July, 2019, when edits would start appearing on Snapchat and Instagram meme profiles.

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