While the exact origins of the “Laughs in hidden” image macro is a mystery, one of the earliest uploads, featuring the phrase was uploaded to me.me on October 7th, 2016.
Within a few weeks, the image macro template spread to numerous other sites, including iFunny and 9GAG.
While “Laughs in hidden” didn’t become a pivotal piece in the history of memes, it still garnered a large following, as it spread across various websites in the later years of the 2010’s.
It surfaced on sites, ranging from 9GAG to Imgur to Tumblr as well as Reddit.
- Reddit – r/memes