Come At Me Bro is a confrontational phrase, used to taunt the people, with the intention of initiating a fight, while also signaling; I am not a Jabroni.
It appears in a lot of image macros, most often depicting people in an aggressive posture, usually with the arms spread to the side. “Come At Me Bro” was a popular meme format in the early 2010s, appearing on a plethore of photoshopped images, as well as photos depicting animals, with an agressive posture.
The phrase comes from the Season 1 Episode 6 of “Jersey Shore,“ which aired on January 7th, 2010, under the title “Boardwalk Blowups.“
In the episode, Ronnie is seen getting Brolic with someone on the boardwalk, all the while shouting “Come At Me Bro.” The massive impact “Jersey Shore” had on popular culture led to the appearance of image macro memes and reaction GIFs featuring the catchphrase as its captions.
Within a month, a definition of the phrase was already uploaded to Urban Dictionary, in which Ronnie is credited with coining “Come At Me Bro.”
Over the next years, the expression had appeared in several memes, YouTube videos, as well as Reddit threads.
In 2013, BuzzFeed uploaded a compilation of “Come At Me Bro” macros of animals.
It became a prominent meme on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as 9GAG and Reddit.
“Come At Me Bro” remains a popular meme, even in 2020, remaining a classic of internet culture.