Trauma Dump Comics example and a meme reacting to the trend.

What's With All The 'Trauma Dump Comics' Getting Trolled On Twitter? Memes About 'Your Favorite Student' And Other Formats Explained

The website formerly known as Twitter has been inundated with a genre of webcomics many people are calling "trauma dump comics," named after the slang expression "trauma dumping," which is used to describe how some people unload a harrowing and unsolicited tale upon an unsuspecting listener.


The viral nature of these "trauma dump comics," which sometimes center on frivolous-sounding issues, have made them the subject of widespread trolling online.

But these snarky jokes went from ribbing about a comic artist describing vague "casually misogynistic remarks" to an unnecessary hate campaign against a woman opening up about being groomed by a former teacher in the span of a quick few weeks.

Here's a look at the trauma dump comic trend, and why it has people on both ends of the artist-reader spectrum all riled up.

Where Did The 'Trauma Dump Comic' Trend Originate?

Confessional comics have long been a webcomic staple, with Loss perhaps being one of the first confessional webcomics to become a subject of widespread ridicule. But the "trauma dump comics" era of 2023-24 arguably began with the mockery of a December 2023 comic by X user @Donut_tweetz called, "I might go homeless..?"

Donut @Donut_tweetz Supporting Palest*ne while living in a pro-Isr*el Family CW: Abuse (Please Retweet so I don't get shadowbanned thanks) 1/10 #FreePalestine I MIGHT GO HOME LESS..? 5:24 PM Dec 17, 2023 18.6M Views On


The comic discussed the tensions that arose in the artist's home life following an ideological rift between her and her family over the Hamas-Israel Conflict, with the artist posting an update that simply read, "Update: I am homeless."

The quippy nature of the posts juxtaposed with the serious subject matter of the comics led to people making parodies of @Donut_tweetz's posts as it became an exploitable.

JumerTheSkibidiFan @SkibidiJumer Update: I am homeless. JumerTheSkibidiFan @SkibidiJumer Dec 19, 2023 Supporting C*meram*n while living in a pro-Sk*bidi Family CW: Abuse (Please Retweet so I don't get shadowbanned thanks)... Show more I MIGHT GO HOME LESS..? 9:17 PM ⚫ Jun 15, 2024 197.5K Views L.o.D² @LoDthesecond Update: I am homeless. L.o.D² @LoDthesecond ⚫ Jun 16 Supporting R*i while living in a pro-As*ka Family CW: Abuse (Please Retweet so I don't get shadowbanned thanks)... Show more I MIGHT GO HOME LESS..? 4:34 PM · Jun 16, 2024 4,010 Views 00


Why Did 'Trauma Dump Comics' Become The Focus Of Memes In 2024?

The trend of mocking confessional comics that appear on the TL this year was largely exacerbated by a comic posted by Ashmatics in June where they speak in pretty vague terms about their friend dropping a "casually misogynistic remark."

Online, the panel gained popularity as an exploitable meme format with users editing various remarks into the speech bubble the male friends could have possibly said.

SO IT WAS STRANGE TO ME WHEN YOU SAID IT... WOMEN BE SHOPPIN THAT CASUALLY MISOGYNISTIC REMARK. SO IT WAS STRANGE TO ME WHEN YOU SAID IT... human..I remember you're GENOCIDES THAT CASUALLY MISOGYNISTIC REMARK.


What's With All The Troll Posts About 'Your Favorite Student'?

Another example of the larger trend mocking "trauma dump comics" was a post by user @rubodubo in which she discusses a personal story about being groomed by a college professor and eventually breaking free of his influence. Unfortunately, @rubodubo's story also became the subject of memes that took the subject matter all too lightly, in addition to some making crude jokes involving her story.

YOUR FAVORITE CAT AN AUTOBIO COMIC Garfield 2024 YOUR TREASURE ISLAND AN AUTOBIO COMIC ДЖИММИ ГОКИНС 38 ap YOUR FAVORITE NARCO AN AUTOBIO COMIC ERIN BASCA 2024



For the full history of Trauma Dump Comics, be sure to check out GotFunnyPictures's encyclopedia entry for more information.




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