What can I say except delete this refers to a reaction image macro, used to express disgust and repulsion to disturbing posts online.
The image macro depicts Maui, the shapeshifting demigod from “Moana”, holding a pistol.
The image macro comes from the 2016 Disney animation “Moana” where Maui (voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) sings a song to Moana (voiced by Auli’I Cracalho) with the chorus being “what can I say except you’re welcome”.
The meme edit started appearing on sites like Reddit, iFunny and me.me in 2019.
The format would see several variations and edits appearing on various subreddits, as well as various humor sites over the years.
“What can I say except delete this” is mostly prevalent on Reddit, Funnyjunk, iFunny, me.me and 9GAG, however individual cases of the meme can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well.
- iFunny.co – This is the original “What can I say except delete this”
- Reddit – r/memes