Baby Yeet, also known as Woman Throws a Baby, refers to an artwork by Spanish cartoonist
Joan Cornellà in which a woman throws a baby as if it was a
basketball. Starting in June 2018, the format has been circulated as an
object labeling meme and a
On June 10th, Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Joan Cornellà posted an artwork showing a woman throwing a baby as if she was performing a basketball throw to his social media (shown below). The artwork gained over 10,800 likes and reblogs on
Tumblr, over 53,000 reactions of
On the same day, the image was
reposted to the
Russian entertainment website JoyReactor , with users posting several
photoshopped edits of the original in the thread (examples shown below).
On June 11th, 2018, an unknown
Redditor posted the image to
/r/MemeEconomy subreddit, with the post receiving over 260 upvotes in six months (shown below, left), with the image seeing use as an object labelling meme format in the following days. On June 15th, 2018, Twitter user @MatthewACherry used the image in a post which received over 1,000 retweets and 2,900 likes in one year (shown below, right), with a July 16th, repost to
/r/BlackPeopleTwitter receiving over 39,800 upvotes in six months.
The image saw moderate use as an
exploitable and a
reaction in the following year. For example, a December 19th, 2018, post to
/r/dankmemes received over 10,300 upvotes in six months (shown below, left). A February 10th, 2019, tweet by user @nathalietaylorr received over 24,200 retweets and 65,900 upvotes in nine months (shown below, right).
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AboutAyo the Pizza Here refers to a viral Vine by comedian
Country Boys Tear Up The Dance Floor With Epic Bluegrass Dance
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art Photo 2018-06-07 19:25
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
[Artwork details: Julie Mehretu. “Refuge.”