The Brief: This meme format is often used to comedically convey someone's hurt feelings when they have been overlooked and/or blatantly ignored.

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This image macro meme utilizes a reaction image of a serious-looking man with the caption, “Am I a joke to you?” While the original still-image comes from the South African soap opera Generations the Legacy, the context of the meme is something else entirely.

This meme, originally popularized on Twitter and then Reddit, is often used to show a sense of betrayal or hurt in response to someone’s words or actions.

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While this meme is sometimes used to show someone’s genuine hurt at being dissed, more often than not, it conveys a sense of situational irony. The man uttering, “Am I a joke to you?” represents the “wounded” party.

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More than one Captain Marvel/Avengers: Endgame reference:

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This Thanos meme hybrid:

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Am I a joke to you? from memes

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