"Bitch. How Dare You Still Live?" refers to a memorable quote said by character Richard in 2010
Wakaliwood action-comedy film
Who Killed Captain Alex? Online, the image has gained popularity as a
reaction, often used in reference to undesirable persistence.
In 2010, action-comedy film Who Killed Captain Alex? was released in Uganda. In one scene of the film, character Richard, portrayed by Sserunya Ernest, points a handgun at a person holding two women hostage, asking him how dares he still live.
Bitch. How dare you still live?
On June 16th, 2017, an anonymous
4chan user made the earliest known post using the image as a reaction in
/tv/ board (shown below, left), with the image gaining popularity among 4chan users in the following months and also spreading to Twitter.
On April 20th, 2018, an unknown
Redditor posted the first known meme based on the image to /r/
memes subreddit, with the post receiving over 30 upvotes (shown below, left). On May 2nd, 2019, Redditor MeMeMachina052 posted meme based on the image which gained over 1,600 upvotes (shown below, right).
The format saw a limited spread on the platform in the following year. In August 2019, the format saw a significant surge in popularity in several meme subreddits, including
/r/dankmemes and /r/memes.