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


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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