The Manny Will Not Be Televised is a catchphrase associated with the use of Manny from Diary of A Wimpy Kid as a symbol used both online and in physical spaces in support of the George Floyd protests. The name is a play on the Gil Scott-Heron song and poem “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”
On June 8th, 2020, TikTok user themannyspotted posted a video of someone drawing Manny at an Oregon protest while a person nearby says “The Manny will not be televised,” gaining over 900,000 likes.
In the ensuing weeks, pictures several graffiti pieces depicting Manny with slogans in support of the protests such as ACAB and Fuck 12 appeared online. On June 22nd, 2020, Twitter user @MercilessNaps posted several examples of Manny graffiti, gaining over 63,000 retweets and 283,000 likes (examples shown below).