For many years, memes have been a source of laughter among Internet surfers, constantly renewing themselves and looking for alternatives to make them laugh. Many of today’s memes come from 4chan, like the Chad meme.
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But who is Chad? Is he a real person? Where does he come from? Many are the questions, and we have the answers to these and many more, so if you’re interested in learning more about Yes Meme, stick with us until the end of the post, and don’t miss a thing.
What is the Yes Meme?
The Yes Meme, also known as Yes Chad or Nordic Gamer, is a meme of a drawing of a blond man with light blue eyes and usually with a bushy blond beard, although there’re variants of the meme in which Chad is clean-shaven. He can also be found wearing headphones, especially in the initial version of the meme that spread on Twitter.
Where did the Yes Meme originate?
The Chad meme emerged on 4chan and originated from the meme subformat known as Nordic/Mediterranean, which consists of this drawn image emulating a god, either Nordic or Mediterranean.
Despite having emerged on 4chan, as with many other memes, it saw the light of day on Twitter in 2019, where it achieved its greatest fame. On August 1 of that same year, a user of the social network of the little bird, called yachs_91, used this meme combined with Brainlet meme. In this posted image, a Grayon girl is seen making fun of Chad because he is a virgin and plays video games, to which Chad, at this moment without a beard and with headphones on, tersely replies, “Yes”.
From that moment on, the Yes Meme began to be used in many other social networks, exploiting this format to the fullest, even today.
Precursor of the Yes Meme
Chad and its subsequent Yes Chad or Yes Meme format arise, as we said, from the Nordic/Mediterranean subformat of 4chan, a forum in which many memes of this type or variants are shared and originate.
This subformat consists of an image with two people, generally Nordic and Mediterranean, although other races and nationalities are also used, comparing them with each other using exploitable archetypal forms.
In 2016, this format gained great popularity among forum users.
Yes Meme Variants
In addition to the Yes Chad, there is a perhaps slightly less used variant, in which the Yes is replaced by a Why? by impersonating blond Chad and changing his hair and beard color to black, adding a black beanie hat, changing his attire also to black and putting a cigar in his mouth. This variant is often referred to as Doomer Chad.
Uses of the Yes Meme
In addition to its first use, in which Chad was seen responding to a virgin insult for playing video games, the Yes Meme has been used in various aspects, such as responding to the “Are ya winning son?” dad meme, responses to the Trad Girl, among many others.
In addition, it’s also used alone in responses to conversations or tweets.