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Bitch Please: Read the Story of Internet Meme of Yao Ming’s Face

Yao Ming's face as Bitch Please Internet Meme
Samyak Lalit | September 8, 2016 (Last update: September 8, 2016)

Samyak Lalit is an Indian author and disability rights activist. He is the principal author and founder of projects like TechWelkin, WeCapable, Viklangta, Kavita Kosh among many others.

While using social media platforms (like Facebook), you must have come across the cartoon of a Chinese guy laughing with his mouth wide open. Haven’t you?? Every person who uses the Internet must have encountered this, one or the other time because this cartoon (aka Internet meme) has gone viral. According to Quora, this image is frequently used to show a dismissive attitude towards someone else’s input during an online discussion. Every now and then we come across jokes that are shared with this image conveying a variety of expressions. But have you ever wondered whose face is appearing in this meme. Or who created it for the first time? Or what’s the story behind such a viral comic expression? Probably your answer to all these questions is a big NO! Today we will tell you the story behind the Bitch Please Internet meme.

Who Created the Bitch Please Internet Meme?

This cartoon image was a drawing created as a rage comic which was made and submitted to Reddit, by an artist identified as Downlow on 11th of July, 2010.  Downlow actually created and submitted a series of pictures but this particular one really got people’s attention.  Among the various replies on the Reddit thread, the redditor Alkalait’s comment gave the image its first name – “Bitch please”. Since then the image has got many other names as well. Among the more popular ones are “F**k that guy” and “Dumb bitch”.

Yao Ming's face as Bitch Please Internet Meme

Yao Ming’s face as Bitch Please Internet Meme

Whose Face Appear in the Bitch Please Internet Meme?

On the same Reddit thread, Downlow also confirmed that the drawing was based on a still shot taken out of a press conference video addressed by a Chinese basketball player Yao Ming and Ron Artest in May, 2009. This press conference was held after the 2009 National Basketball Association’s (NBA) playoff. American professional basketball player, Ron Artest (now known as Metta World Peace after legally changing his name in September 2011) was actually recounting to the journalists that after winning the match someone from the crowd was offering him beer and that he would have happily drunk it if only there were no cameras around.

Hearing about the incident made Yao Ming laugh so hard that, later, it caught the attention of Downlow to create a meme out of it. This is how the famous Yao Ming meme came into existence.

In a nutshell the famous Yao Ming meme sometimes referred to as f**k that guy, dumb bitch or bitch please is an artwork of an artist called Downlow who conceived the idea from an expression given by the retired Chinese professional basketball player, Yao Ming.  And the image is used to… ahem ahem  you all know it very well!

Well, if you know more about this meme or have any questions, please feel free to comment on this article. Thank you for using TechWelkin!


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