Why would you say something so controversial yet so brave? is a popular quote from The Eric Andre Show.
It is predominantly used on Tumblr as a reaction image and GIF giving out satirical support for nonsensical or trite proclamations.
“Why would you say something so controversial yet so brave” was heard in a clip in the Season 4 Episode 7 of The Eric Andre Show, which first aired on September 23rd, 2016.
In the scene, Eric is interviewing Amber Rose and confronts her with a fake racist tweet, attributing it to Amber, then asking her the question.
The first GIF of the clip was uploaded to Imgur in December, 2017.
Shortly after the appearance of the GIF, the phrase would start seeing use as a reaction to banal statements on Tumblr.
Still in December, 2017, the “Why would you ask something so controversial yet so brave” meme would emerge as an exploitable image macro on Tumblr.
Over time, both the phrase and the image macro format would spread to other sites, such as Reddit and Twitter.
- Know Your Meme – Why Would You Say Something So Controversial Yet So Brave?