Clown at the computer refers to the most popular image macro of the snowclone phrase How y’all MFs look.
The image macro depicts a sad clown at the computer, usually with something photoshopped onto the screen.
It is used online to signal users that they are being unfunny.
I think you guys need to know that the computer clown meme person has a more expensive chair than Reggie had for the entirety of his 13 year career at Nintendo America HQ pic.twitter.com/U2PdTYjmZN
— 𝕮𝖔𝖚𝖓𝖙 𝕶𝖔𝖓𝖞𝖈𝖚𝖑𝖆 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕴𝖒𝖕𝖆𝖑𝖊𝖗 (@konypyon) September 6, 2019
Tweets and posts involving the photo of a “clown at the computer” started circulating online in early 2019, with various belittling captions directed to masses of people.
The format quickly gained traction on Twitter, adopted by many users to mock certain people and their behavior online.
By March, 2019, “clown at the computer” would turn into a popular meme to ridicule others, not only on Twitter, but Reddit and other social media sites as well.
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