The Brief: GIF memes of Barack Obama shrugging and looking around have gone viral on the Dank Memes subreddit.


The latest GIF meme to hit the Dank Memes subreddit is of former President Barack Obama shrugging and looking confused. The full GIF shows Obama throwing his hands in the air, looking around, and smiling slightly – as if to say “what’s going on.” Obama shrugging GIFs are used to convey feelings of disbelief, annoyance, or a sort of WTF reaction.

These memes have become so widely used on Reddit that many memes reference how the site has become too saturated with Obama GIFs, sometimes suggesting that this meme should “die.”

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