Bugs Bunny No is a popular meme featuring the iconic Looney Tunes character, Bugs Bunny. It is used as a reaction image macro, expressing disagreement, refusal, or as a comedic reaction to an online situation.
The meme typically consists of a close-up image of Bugs Bunny, accompanied by the caption “No” at the top of the picture. The meme has been around for many years, and is often found in comment sections and social media posts.
The meme can also be used in different formats such as GIFs, videos, and other image macro templates.
The “Bugs Bunny No” meme is derived from a scene in the Looney Tunes cartoon, “The Big Snooze”, which first aired on October 5th, 1946 in the United States. In one of the scenes, Bugs Bunny has to save himself from falling, and thus he has to drink a bottle of “hare tonic”. While he is consuming the tonic, he makes a humorous and exploitable face, which became the basis for the popular meme.
The earliest known instance of the meme was shared on February 14th, 2015, on Tumblr, by the user whyx3. The popularity of the meme has since grown exponentially, with it being used in a variety of situations to express rejection or disapproval.
In the following years, the picture gained a significant spread as meme formats, and using it as a reaction became widely popular. Nonetheless, the first time the image was ever used up close was on August 21st, 2017, when the Tumblr user Zestyblog used it as a reaction to another post. It quicklyreceived a large number of likes and shares.
It was only in mid-April 2019, when the meme reached its full potential and was only shared as the close-up image with the caption “No”.
On April 14th, 2019, a Redditor created the earliest known “Bugs Bunny No” meme in the format that we all know and love now.
Since then, the meme has appeared in a wide variety of contexts, ranging from reaction images, GIFs, as well as YouTube parodies.
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