What does Blinking Guy mean?
Blinking guy also referred to as Drew Scanlon Reaction is a GIF, depicting Drew Scanlon, a podcaster at Giant Bomb.
The GIF is used as a reaction image to convey surprised disbelief.
It is also a multi panel meme format, called First Guy To.
What's the origin of Blinking Guy?
The first instance of “Blinking Guy” was seen on December 6th, 2013, when a new episode of Unprofessional Fridays aired.
It was first posted as a GIF under a comic about Kanye West on the video game forum NeoGAF on July 27th, 2015.
Spread & Usage
How did Blinking Guy spread?
The GIF started gaining mass popularity in 2017, on Twitter.
Scanlon turned into an even bigger meme in 2019, when a multi panel format was created, using his blinks, known as the First Guy To meme.