Enabled / Disabled

Enabled / Disabled

Updated Dec 13, 2017 at 08:41AM EST by Y F.

Added Dec 12, 2017 at 12:00PM EST by Matt.

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Enabled/Disabled is a four-panel exploitable series comparing two similar images, designating one of them "enabled" and "disabled" (similar to Drakeposting).


The earliest known usage of the meme was posted by Instagram [1] user @loose_condom on December 6th, 2017. That day, he posted a four-pane meme. In the top half of the image, he had a screenshot of a Music "enabled/disabled" toggle switch from a computer operating system set to "Enabled" next to a picture of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra[2] brass section. The bottom half featured a picture from a Pool of Sound Initiative[3] event, in which people with physical and learning disabilities perform music. Next to this picture was the same toggle switch set to "Disabled," commenting on the performers disability. Within five days, the post (shown below) received 18 likes.

Example of enabled and disabled orchestra


Four days later, the original image was posted on the subreddit /r/dankmemes by Redditor[4] Hi-MetalAlien. The re-post received more than 300 points (95% upvoted) and 16 comments in 24 hours.

The following day, more examples were posted to /r/dankmemes. Redditor[5] Alienghost27 posted a variation using characters from SpongeBob SquarePants. The post (shown below, left) received more than 800 points (867 upvoted) in 24 hours. Redditor[6] posted a version using the kerchoo meme, received more than 7,000 points (97% upvoted) in 18 hours. Redditor[7] Theanonistanon posted another variant featuring Bee Movie. Within 12 hours, the post (shown below, right) received more than 85 points (98% upvoted) and 15 comments.

Music Enabled Disabled Music O Enabled Disabled O Enabled O Disabled Enabled Disabled O Enabled O Disabled O Enabled O Disabled

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O Enabled O Disabled O Enabled O Disabled o Enabled O Disabled ヲ) Enabled Disabled O Enabled O Disabled O Enabled O Disabled
O Enabled O Disabled O Enabled Disabled O, o O Enabled O Disabled O Enabled Disabled STAR WARS BATILEFRONT O Enabled O Disabled O Enabled Disabled

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