iFunny Turns Jim Halpert Into A Giant Racist With Out-Of-Context Quotes

About

Racist Jim Halpert refers to a series of memes which mispresent The Office character Jim Halpert holding alt-right, nationalistic or racist beliefs. Stemming from an image that describes Halpert as “King of the Whites,” the memes gained significant popularity on iFunny in early August 2020, particularly in the form of GIF Captions.

Origin

On December 5th, 2017, PatriotHole, a subsection of the satirical news website ClickHole, posted an edited image of Jim Halpert wearing an “Aryan Prince” crown to its social media accounts. The image is captioned “Down to earth. Lives with Pam. Goofs off at work. There is no question: Jim Halpert is King of the Whites! Share if you agree.” The post received over 940 retweets and 3,700 likes on Twitter and 2,800 reactions and 1,500 shares on Facebook in three years.


Spread

On August 1st, 2020, iFunny user Oldowan2 reposted the image, with the post gaining over 1,400 smiles in five days.

Starting on August 1st, a GIF Captions trend of presenting Jim Halpert as a racist gained spread on iFunny. The posts utilized various GIFs from The Office combined with unrelated captions to give the impression that Halpert is racist. For example, on August 1st, 2020, iFunny user Trad_Hates_Modernism posted a GIF Caption that received 210 smiles in five days (shown below, left). On August 2nd, 2020, iFunny user cumshitter posted another meme that received over 370 smiles in four days (shown below, right).


Jim Halpert asking his best friend in Germany how to deal with with the long-nose HR rep DAVE Text Font Internet meme Photo caption Human Jim Halpert when he's asked how much a black person's life is worth Oh, nothing. Text
The trend maintained notable popularity on iFunny in early August with GIF Captions and other types of memes.

Various Examples


Jim Halpert after Human Resources brings up his racially charged emails he sent to Stanley Face Text Facial expression Head Forehead Human Font Photo caption Smile Jim Halpert when the elevator doors close just before a 13%er got on John Krasinski Jim Halpert The Office Pam Beesly Text Job Human Jim Halpert when I ask him what he's taping to the underside of a minority's car Oh, nothing. Text
what is your race? racist black normal asian Face Facial expression Internet meme Head Photo caption Forehead Cool Jim Halpert when he realizes that Jim Halpert (king of the whites) when he meets Peter Griffin (king of the blacks) Facial expression Text Nose

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