You may spank it, once refers to a series of exploitable two-panel memes, depicting characters from behind, showing their buttocks most of the time.
The first panel usually reads “you may spank it” while the second one has the character raise up their index finger, paired with the caption “once”.
The original exploitable comes from the Donkey Kong Country animated series, which premiered on October 17th, 1997 in the US.
In the intro of the show, Donkey Kong can be seen, sitting on a dock with extra curvy buttocks, raising up his finger.
The “you may spank it, once” meme was uploaded to Facebook by DevinMinda on November 11th, 2014.
It was reposted on Tumblr in 2017, and in 2018, various photoshop edits of the meme started appearing on the site.
“You may spank it, once” would later appear on Twitter as well.
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