I’m Straight Up Not Having a Good Time

Meaning

What does I’m Straight Up Not Having a Good Time mean?

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.

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Origin

What's the origin of I’m Straight Up Not Having a Good Time?

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.

Spread & Usage

How did I’m Straight Up Not Having a Good Time spread?

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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