The Brief: The say sike right now meme format can be used as a reaction to or joke about unwelcome news.

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Say sike right now memes depict someone who is denial about something or wish it hadn’t happened. The phrase “say sike right now” is a synonym for “tell me you’re kidding.” “Sike” is a slang-version of the word “psych” referring to something someone might say after telling a joke. The image in this meme is of a blue piranha creeper plant from the video game Super Mario Maker 2 by Nintendo.

Say sike right now memes first appeared on Twitter in July 2019 and has since spread across social media, becoming a staple on Reddit. This image macro meme format has circulated online as a reaction image to bad news or controversial information.

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An Area 51 meme:

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An Instagram Normie-proof meme:

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A very anti-Karen meme:

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