Let’s Say, Hypothetically, There Is A Ben Shapiro Meme

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Let’s Say, Hypothetically refers to a series of parody snowclone memes which imagine conservative pundit Ben Shapiro talking about the various subjects by presenting a certain hypothetical situation. The memes usually start with the phrase “let’s say, hypothetically” and include phrases often used by Shapiro in his arguments such as “for the sake of the argument,” “in fact” etc.

Origin

On April 26th, 2017, YouTube channel Conservative Central posted a video titled “Ben Shapiro DESTROYS Climate Change AGAIN!!!” in which conservative pundit Ben Shapiro argues about the climate change by presenting a hypothetical situation in which the water level rises by ten feet (video no longer avaialble). On May 31st, 2019, YouTuber hbomberguy posted a video “Climate Denial: A Measured Response” that used the clip, adding a humorous reaction to it. The video received over 2 million views in one year.

So let’s say, for the sake of argument, that all water levels around the world rise by, let’s say, five feet over the next hundred years. Say, ten feet by the next hundred years. It puts all the low-lying areas on the coast underwater. Let’s say, all of that happens. You think that people aren’t just going to sell their homes and move?

On the same day, YouTube user Sara Funflower posted the clip and the reaction as a separate video, with the upload gaining over 479,300 views in two years.

On August 31st, 2019, Twitter user @clithaver made a two-part post parodying Shapiro’s manneurisms, with the first tweet receiving over 9,000 retweets and comments and 39,600 likes in one year (shown below).


mountain dew cum blast @clithaver now that we've established you're both a bad girl and daddy's girl, then i believe you'd agree with me when i say that you deserve a spanking. am i not correct? a bad girl deserves a spanking and as i am daddy, you are my girl, so i am the one who must provide punishment. 6:41 PM · Aug 31, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone Face Hair Forehead Facial expression Eyebrow Chin Nose Hairstyle Head Text Cheek Jaw Human

Spread

Also on August 31st, @clithaver posted a dub of his meme, with the video gaining over 329,000 views, 6,000 retweets and 17,700 likes in one year (shown below).

The dubbed version of the meme received viral spread online in the following days, including reuploads by iFunny user ISIS_Chan and YouTube user bruh sound effect 2.

During the second half of 2019, the format saw limited spread online, with several viral posts on Twitter and Reddit. For example, on October 9th, 2019, Twitter user @yourfaveweezer posted a Weezer joke based on the format that received over 2,100 retweets and comments and 8,800 likes in nine months. An October 10th, iFunny repost of the tweet received 1,500 smiles in the same period. On November 28th, 2019, Twitter user @OmegaBlack1631 made a My Chemical Romance joke that recieved over 2,200 retweets and comments and 9,300 likes in eight months (shown below, right).


Your Fave Is In Weezer! @yourfaveweezer So let's say that, hypothetically, for the sake of the argument, I, am in fact, in Weezer. weezer 7:53 PM · Oct 9, 2019 · Twitter Web Client Rivers Cuomo Patrick Wilson Product Let's say hypothetically... When I was a young boy, My father took me into the city to see a marching band, and hypothetically he said
On January 13th, 2020, Tumblr user tf2vr posted a joke which referenced the Kitty Cat Dance. The post received over 151,800 likes and reblogs on Tumblr and was widely circulated online in the following months.

lets say, hypothetically, im a cat. a kitty cat. and for the sake of debate, lets say i dance dance dance.

The meme format saw moderate spread online in the following months until notably increasing strarting in mid-June 2020.

Various Examples


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LETS JUST SAY. HYPOTHETICALLY THAT YOU WERE A BIG MOUTH FAN THEORETICALLY WOULDNT IT BE FAIR TO ASSUME THAT YOU'RE A PEDOPHILE? Hair Face Forehead Facial expression Chin Eyebrow Nose Hairstyle Photo caption Internet meme Cheek Human SomeBlackGuy @someblackg Let's say, hypothetically, you got that drip. @aaron th @pinkmeth.v2 6:00 PM · Feb 4, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone Hair Face Facial expression Product Forehead Hairstyle Text Chin Human Al€x @YungAlex69420 Let's say, hypothetically, he turns himself into a pickle. Now let's also say he's called pickle rick. Now that we've established this, l'd think you'd agree with me here that it's the funniest shit either of us have ever seen. 4:06 PM - Mar 15, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone Face Hair Forehead Eyebrow Head Chin Text Nose Hairstyle Cheek Human Jaw Facial hair

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