Visible Confusion

Meaning

What does Visible Confusion mean?

Visible Confusion refers to a popular image macro meme format, originating form Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, depicting Obi-Wan Kenobi mimicking Confused Nick Young.

via GIPHY

Origin

What's the origin of Visible Confusion?

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones premiered in the United States on May 12th, 2002.

In one of the scenes, Obi-Wan Kenobi (played by Ewan McGregor) is depicted investigating a mysterious planet, Kamino, only to learn about its inhabitants building an army, ordered by the Jedi Council.

It is here, Master Kenobi is displaying “Visible Confusion” on his face.

Spread & Usage

How did Visible Confusion spread?

“Visible Confusion” was turned into an image macro meme on April 6th, 2017, when Reddit user u/Rampage470 uploaded a GIF created from the aforementioned scene to the r/PrequelMemes sub.

In the following months and years, the popularity of the “Visible Confusion” meme rose steadily, peaking in May 2020, spreading to various online platforms, including Reddit’s diverse subs, as well as 9GAG, Twitter, and YouTube.

External resources

More interesting stuff