He Thinks He's Him / He Is Him / I'm Him meme examples.

Bro Thinks He's Him / I'm Him

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Updated Oct 06, 2023 at 03:07AM EDT by sakshi.

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Bro Thinks He's Him and I'm Him are catchphrases predominantly used in sports and athletic culture. "He Thinks He's Him" is a taunt used to describe men that are supposedly trying to emulate iconic figures in their field, while "He Is Him" is a phrase used to celebrate a man's efforts as impressive or successful. The catchphrases appear to have first entered widespread use in online sports reporting in early 2021. In 2023, however, the phrase entered more common use, with people using "He's Him" to describe anime and film characters they find impressive. Other variants of the phrase include "I'm Him."

Origin

Some early uses of the phrase "He's Him" were in NBA reporting.[1][2] A notable early use of the phrase "He's Him" is a November 11th, 2021 post by @ThunderFilmRoom (seen below)..[3]

The earliest known meme to use the phrase "He Thinks He's Him" appears to be an image of a man dressed in a Michael Jordan Bulls 23 jersey (seen below).[4][5]


HULLS 23 he thinks he's him

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On May 22nd, 2022, Twitter[6] user @pinatafarms posted a tweet that read, "He thinks he’s him meme in real life," gathering over 13,000 likes and 1 million views in over eight months (seen below).


On September 20th, 2022, Twitter[7] user @DragonflyJonez quote tweeted the NFL saying, "I've seen 'him' 'he is him' used a million different ways a million different times and this is the first time it ever felt wrong." The tweet gathered over 5,000 likes in over four months (seen below).


America Is Musty @DragonflyJonez I've seen "him" "he is him" used a million different ways a million different times and this is the first time it ever felt wrong. NFL @NFL Sep 20, 2022 Who is more HIM tonight? Show this poll 10:19 AM . Sep 20, 2022 767 Retweets 13 Quote Tweets 5,765 Likes

On December 7th, 2022, an Instagram[8] user posted a Red Circle Perpetrator meme featuring a cat and Emo Wolf. The meme was reposted by Instagram[9] page @dopecontent.inc2, where it gathered over 500 likes (seen below).


He thinks he's him

On February 3rd, 2023, Twitter[10] user @Saintjon18 posted a tweet that read, "What’s the biggest “I’m him” performance in anime ever?," gathering over 4,000 likes in ten days. The tweet was quote tweeted by various accounts, including @JaydisHIM[11] on February 5th, who gathered over 44,000 likes by posting a clip of Obito from Naruto


On February 9th, 2023, Twitter[12] user @jamzinhoo quote tweeted a tweet asking, "What’s the biggest “I’m him” performance ever?," with a video of 50 Cent performing "Many Men" after an assassination attempt. The post gathered over 200,000 likes in five days (seen below).


Various Examples

LIV 2-1 WOL 84:12 I He thinks he's him My blud thought he was Aguero mushari16 jessie @jacixn he thinks he's him 6:23 PM. Sep 5, 2022 421 Retweets 146 Quote Tweets 5,606 Likes : ... MANKEN STRAPPED! | Hip-Hop/Rap Ne... He thinks he's him 115 0 t 420 0 a v Liked by kiviett and others 00 00M O @STRAPPED... Nov 19, 2022 6,398 « 3 dla ←] 1 D. 2 EM 2012 Daily Loud @DailyLoud. Jan 13 Texas high school football players hospitalized after coach made them do 400 push-ups as punishment with no water breaks. DAILY THPT D 8 Est. 2012 1,165 LOUD £hh49 @xkhyamix 13,195 Replying to @DailyLoud he thinks he's him 8:30 PM - Jan 13, 2023 188.3K Views 25.4K ₁3.8M : CR7 RAP RHYMES CR7 Rap Rhymes @cr7raprhymes He thinks he's him V • AIG Jeep didas 7:43 PM May 21, 2022 J 16 Fly Emirates Fly Emirates DO SIQUE QN : ray @tunesintern he thinks he's him Unspoken Rizz 11:30 PM. Feb 10, 2023 54.1K Views Sexual Harassment SVERTIME BEANT 2


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External References

[1] Twitter – BleacherReport

[2] Twitter – RP3natural

[3] Twitter – ThunderFilmRoom

[4] Twitter – heyltsmio

[5] Twitter – J_Hardiman23

[6] Twitter – pinatafarms

[7] Twitter – DragonflyJonez

[8] Instagram – Red Circle Perpetrator meme

[9] Instagram – dopecontent.inc2

[10] Twitter – Saintjon18

[11] Twitter – JaydisHIM

[12] Twitter – jamzinhoo

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