Thanks, I hate it is a fashionable phrase in comments, used to express contempt toward the post.
It is also a popular choice as a title for shitpost on message and image boards such as Reddit.
The exact origin of the phrase is not known, although it started emerging on Reddit, Tumblr and Imgur in late 2017.
While it initially started out in the comment section, toward the end of 2017, “Thanks, I Hate It” would be often encountered in the titles of posts on Reddit. It then began infiltrating the most popular social media platforms, serving as a reaction to disturbing content online.
On December 29th, 2017, the subreddit r/thanksihateit was launched, with the aim of collecting all the disturbing images of the internet at one place.
The phrase became widely recognized, with the first Urban Dictionary entry added on the topic on August 10th, 2018.
Since then, “Thanks, I Hate It” remains a popular choice of words, when someone posts something completely uncalled for, that may serve as nightmare fuel.
- Mashable – The ‘Thanks, I hate it’ meme has found its spiritual home
- Reddit – r/TTHI