Deal with it refers to a popular catchphrase online to express one’s disregard for someone’s disapproval.
It is often paired with image macros and GIFs with sunglasses.
The “deal with it” GIF format was spread by Dump.fm during June of 2010, when they shared the creations made for their “deal with it” GIF contest, with many GIFs depicting the classic format of sunglasses dropping on to the faces of people.
The phrase became a popular format of reaction images and GIFs all over the internet, appearing on various social media sites like Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.
During the 2010’s, it also grew into one of the most popular hashtags on social media, especially Twitter and Instagram.
- Know Your Meme – Deal With It
- Theverge.com – The ‘deal with it’ glasses are being sold as an NFT
- Ilovepoetry.org – “Deal With It” Meme by Matt Furie and You