You’re Going to Brazil refers to a series of GIF captions where a subject is taken to Brazil against their will, with the person vocally protesting being taken to the country. Spawned on iFunny in May 2020, the format gained further spread on Twitter and Reddit in June 2020.
On May 6th, 2020, iFunny user ecrs uploaded a point of view GIF of a person falling into a pit, captioned “NOOO I DON’T WANNA GO TO BRAZIL NOOO STOP AHHH,” suggesting that Brazil is an undesirable place to be (shown below, left). The GIF caption gained over 1,800 smiles and 50 comments in two months. On May 8th, iFunny user Hotfix posted a reverse joke in Brazilian Portuguese that gained over 100 smiles in two months (shown below, right).
On May 29th, iFunny user ecrs posted a GIF of a car being lifted by a truck’s robotic arm with the caption “You’re going to Brazil,” gaining 6 likes in a month (shown below). On June 1st, Tenor user pirate_ uploaded the GIF to the site. On June 19th Instagram user honeynut.woomy reposted the GIF, gaining more than 90,000 views in two weeks.
On May 29th, iFunny user VideoGameSymphony posted a GIF caption insulting Brazil that received 75 smiles in a month (shown below, left). On June 9th, Redditor u/CansOfSpaghetti posted an image macro showing a hole with the caption “HOW TO GO TO BRAZIL” to r/okbuddyretard, gaining over 2,700 upvotes in one month (shown below, right).
Come to Brazil
You’re Going to Brazil is preceded by Come to Brazil, an expression associated with Brazilian internet users requesting celebrities to visit their country. It has been in use on the internet since at least 2008.