Don’t Care, Didn’t Ask

Meaning

What does Don’t Care, Didn’t Ask mean?

Don’t care, didn’t ask refers to a popular reaction image format, and copypasta meme, expressing a lack of interest in the emotions and opinions of others.

The copypasta version is usually written as a series of statements, connected with + signs.

Ie.: don’t care + didn’t ask + basic + wojak meme in which I’m the chad + L + Ratio.

Online, both the image macro and the copypasta have been used, especially around late 2019 and early 2020, often combined with the Ratioed meme.

 

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Origin

What's the origin of Don’t Care, Didn’t Ask?

The video, which served as the source of the most popular image macro was posted by 50 Cent on Instagram on August 21st, 2014.

In the video, the rapper reacts emotionally to the statement of Floyd Mayweather Jr. about him and two other rappers being irrelevant.

The video ends with 50 flipping off the camera.

The “Don’t care, didn’t ask” image macro was created with the final frame of the video, mirroring 50 and his middle fingers, paired with the titular captions.

It was first posted on the r/bruhmoment subreddit by u/A_BEAR_ON_FIRE on September 6th, 2019.

Spread & Usage

How did Don’t Care, Didn’t Ask spread?

“Don’t care, didn’t ask” spread rapidly on sites like, iFunny and Instagram, as well as subreddits like r/dankmemes, r/memes, r/notfunnydidntlaugh, and r/NLSSCircleJerk, getting endorsed by celebrities like Lil Tracy as well.

By October it appeared on other sites including Twitter.

The meme’s popularity reached its peak in February 2020, however posts, containing the copypasta version of “Don’t care, didn’t ask” still emerged as late as November 2021.

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