I’m Straight Up Not Having a Good Time is a quote from the web series Real Bros of Simi Valley, said by the character Johnny Mendez (portrayed by Peter Gilroy).
The quote is used online as a reaction image or reaction GIF, paired with captions to give voice to feelings of discomfort, similar to the They Don’t Know image macro format.
The meme originates from the 10th episode of Real Bros of Simi Valley, which premiered on Facebook on February 1st, 2019.
The fake reality episode features a scene, where a character, Johnny Mendez is talking about his feelings during a beerpong game, when he complains about the other participants’ “bad vibes”, to which he makes a hand gesture, while saying “Bro, I’m straight up not having a good time.” The moment’s success lies in the fact, that Johnny is using Zoomer Lit slang to express something deep – his dissatisfaction – in a “hip” manner.
A screenshot of the scene was later shared online and turned into a reaction meme.
The first “I’m Straight Up Not Having a Good Time” meme was posted for the first time on Twitter on February 5th, 2019, by user @whaddupitscarl. The template then appeared in other tweets as well as various Reddit threads and posts.
Since then, the meme has turned into a classic reaction image macro and GIF, used for expressing a lack of enthusiasm for a situation, in a humorous manner. It can be encountered on various social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, as well as message boards like Reddit and Tumblr.
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