The Brief: Where y'all sitting Twitter memes invite people to choose where they'd sit in the school cafeteria if certain people or things were seated at the tables.
The people of Twiter are asking each other where they’d sit at lunch with the “where y’all sitting” meme format. In these memes, people ask their followers to choose where they’d sit in the school cafeteria if certain people or things were seated at each table. A reference to the tendency for high school cafeterias to stratify people by cliques, this meme presents a range of cliques or groupings to choose from.
This meme started on stan Twitter where it took off and spread far beyond, with dozens if not hundreds of permutations. One reason this meme has been so quick to go viral is that it’s fun to reply to each tweet to discuss where you’d sit and why.
Somewhat Mean Girls-esque, “Where y’all sitting” memes present hypothetical cliques and invite people to choose between everything from celebrities to TV shows to music albums to abstract concepts.
Where Y’all Sitting Memes
heyo indie stan twitter! where y’all sitting? pic.twitter.com/ct05ApJhKm
— holl ☆ (@bruisedbillie) August 3, 2019
The makers of Hot Ones posted their own version of the meme in which Gordon Ramsay is sitting all by himself:
Any reason I’m all alone ??? I do play well with others….. https://t.co/8yQiFlji1h
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) August 6, 2019
Celebrities seated based on their zodiac signs:
Where y’all sitting? Sticking with your own zodiac sign or sitting some where else??? pic.twitter.com/B36UfUaZMq
— Daniella (@blazedlili) August 7, 2019
A wholesome PBS meme:
PBS fans, where y'all sitting? @PBS pic.twitter.com/4ACJx7jPKU
— klru (@klru) August 8, 2019
where y’all sitting? (disney channel shows) pic.twitter.com/qL8rVUy4A2
— cici loves jessica (@euphoriggs) August 3, 2019
where y’all sitting? (nickelodeon shows) pic.twitter.com/cEJ66xMpjw
— cici loves jessica (@euphoriggs) August 2, 2019
Stan Twitter is all over these memes. KPOP stans, in particular, have been posting a range of memes with this format.
Where y'all sitting??? (kpop group/band edition)
Don't ignore it please 😔😔 pic.twitter.com/4xned96CDH
— Ivy | inactive (@haruhi_momo) August 1, 2019
namjoon’s thighs stans where y’all sitting? pic.twitter.com/GtLaJX9NMq
— shan ✨ (@fiImjeon) August 2, 2019
Ryan Gosling movies:
Film Twitter, where are y'all sitting? pic.twitter.com/9r08qTVdb1
— khoi 🍑 Nick Day 🍑 (@JoaquinPhoen1x) August 2, 2019
Where are y'all sitting? #SEGA Edition! pic.twitter.com/gHyYlYiqnw
— Kori-Maru @ Kombat League II (@KoriMaru) August 5, 2019
where are y’all sitting? pic.twitter.com/Cv5scAAHVD
— ᴍᴀʀʟᴇɴᴇ (@grethanboobs) August 5, 2019
Alright Republican Twitter where y’all sitting pic.twitter.com/WpYQsLOyfd
— Ira thee Third (@ira) August 3, 2019
Where y'all sitting: 2019 internet/teen stereotype edition pic.twitter.com/A1yDlmq9a9
— Liz Sommer (@liz_lawlz) August 9, 2019
Where y’all sitting in 2019? pic.twitter.com/OGb2T86HEt
— sam (@s_litch) August 7, 2019
If you’d like to photoshop your own variation of the “Where y’all sitting” meme, here’s the template from vectortoons.com