Good Guy Greg and Scumbag Steve Memes
By Angela Sanders Monday, April 21 2014 @ 05:41 AM EDT
The Good Guy Greg and Scumbag Steve memes are two of the most popular memes on the internet and it just so happens they are also opposites of each other. We will explain exactly why below.
Good Guy Greg
Good Guy Greg is a popular meme that is used to describe situations and actions that good people would typically do. It features a guy with a friendly smile and a joint in his mouth. The internet seems to think this picture of Good Guy Greg is a rather pleasant one. It has become the counter to the popular Scumbag Steve meme. Good Guy Greg is generally doing unnecessarily kind things for his friends.
The good Guy Greg meme began on a site called 4chan in April of 2011. The meme was introduced as Good Guy Greg and it took off from there. Unlike other memes, Good Guy Greg has inspired many less successful spin-offs. A meme called Generous Jeff was used describe good things people did involving marijuana use. Another meme was introduced called Cool Guy Steve, which was basically Scumbag Steve but with nice actions. These memes did not do as well.
The Good Guy Greg meme continues to be one of the more popular memes around as people like to use it to announce good things their friends or people they have run in to have done for or with them.
You could say the Scumbag Steve mean is the polar opposite of the Good Guy Greg meme. The Scumbags Steve meme features a high school or college aged kid with a fur jacket and backwards hat. The text usually has something to do with an action that you would not want done to you. For example, Scumbag Steve would ask to borrow something and never return it.
The photograph of the Scumbag Steve meme originally came from an album made by the group Beantown Mafia. The first uses of this meme were used on Reddit in 2011. It quickly became one of the more popular memes around.
The Scumbag Steve meme sparked a large amount of spin-offs. Spin-offs include pretty much anything with the addition of the hat that is in the original meme. The hat in the meme has become popular enough that it is universally recognized anyone that is familiar with memes. The ease of this is a big reason why the Scumbag Steve meme has created so many different variations.
The person that was pictured in Scumbag Steve meme was found years later and went as far as to talk about the meme and even made a video mocking himself. He has taken the popularity of the meme fairly well but has not been able to convince everyone that he is not in fact a scumbag. The video that he made received over 2 million views and is generally liked by the Internet community.
The scumbag Steve mean is still one of the more popular means that is used today. People are quick to published things that their friends or acquaintances did that are not so favorable.You can find out more about theme memes here.