The Internet Just Turned This Random TV Character Into The Most Genius Meme
3 February 2017, 16:22 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
Roll safe, fam.
Sound the alarms! There's a new meme in town. You may have come across a picture of a guy smiling at the camera, pointing to his head like he's just had the most brilliant beyond brilliant idea? That's the Roll Safe meme and it's blowing up on Twitter right now.
Where did the meme come from?
The meme originated from a clip from BBC Three's #HoodDocumentary of Reece Simpson, aka "Roll Safe", played by Kayode Ewumi.
The origin of the now legendary meme. pic.twitter.com/jcDKO0rr0j— Wolé II (@Kingwole) January 31, 2017
The show originally aired in June 2016 but the clip wasn't flipped into a meme until @FootyHumour used it to describe the petty logic behind annoying your girlfriend on purpose so you can spend time alone.
When you piss her off on purpose, so she can say goodnight at 6pm and you can just play FIFA for the rest of the day in peace. pic.twitter.com/UrM5QvrV5A— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) November 15, 2016
The still from the show has now been turned into one of the most pettiest memes on the internet, dishing out the best life advice and lighting up the timelines with some pretty deep critical thinking.
If nobody saw you wear it you didn't really waste an outfit pic.twitter.com/k8CHU9Mqs2— Humble. (@D73__) January 31, 2017
No one can hurt you if you detach yourself from everything and avoid becoming emotionally invested in anyone pic.twitter.com/VavUoE91YH— leighsandra (@loxvatos) January 31, 2017
You wouldn't be offended if the tweet didn't apply to you. pic.twitter.com/skgOT9huHp— Will (@Iad3uxieme) January 30, 2017
If you get curved twice then you didn't get curved at all. Two curves make a circle which means you're at your starting point pic.twitter.com/fBqscgJw2h— expressionist (@thatmanztyy) January 31, 2017
my man can't break my heart, if my man doesn't exist. pic.twitter.com/uZqRCvcQyt— eemi (@eemanabbasi) January 31, 2017
They can't ignore you if you don't hit them up pic.twitter.com/6A7WEyvkM4— bek (@Bekgurk) January 30, 2017
January 29, 2017
Due tomorrow...do tomorrow pic.twitter.com/hpudz7b1Bl— trin (@Trinitywitlz) January 31, 2017
Roll Safe is now the third meme of the year following in the footsteps of #SaltBae and Cash Me Outside. Welcome to the team, R.S. - February's first official meme.
So I have updated the meme calendar for February 2017 pic.twitter.com/lLNPCMPehz— Dreams (@LiliestBaby) January 31, 2017
(Or maybe it's the fourth... does the dancing Winnie the Pooh one count?)