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Homophobic Ruby

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About

Homophobic Ruby or Ruby Homophobia Arc refers to a series of memes depicting Ruby from the web animation series RWBY as a homophobe. The memes became popularized on Twitter and 4chan in early April 2023 after the premiere of the episode "The Perils of Paper Houses," which features a scene in which Ruby sarcastically says to Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long (who are dating) while on an angry rant, "Good for you by the way, we're all so happy for you." The memes misconstrue the scene as a homophobic rant. Some of the memes also crossover with the Homophobic Dog format.

Origin

On April 1st, 2023, season nine, episode seven of RWBY premiered on Crunchyroll. In one scene, Ruby has an angry breakdown, resulting in her yelling at several other characters including Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long, who are dating. She sarcastically yells at the couple, "Good for you by the way, we're all so happy for you." The scene was uploaded to YouTube[1] that day, garnering over 354,000 views in five days (shown below).



That day, people began uploading the scene to Twitter and painting her rant against Belladonna and Long as homophobic. For example, Twitter[2] user @TheLastOdyssey posted screenshots from the scene, writing, "Ruby really said 'So what if you're gay? You want a medal or sth???'" garnering over 1,500 likes in six days (shown below). That day, Twitter[3] user @unkillableNPC posted, "NOT PEOPLE THINKING RUBY ROSE IS GENUINELY HOMOPHOBIC GU Y S PLS TELL ME UR /J," gaining over 1,300 likes in six days and suggesting some people thought the scene was legitimately homophobic.


Theo @ V9 Spoilers @TheLastOdyssey - Apr 1 Ruby really said "So what if you're gay? You want a medal or sth???" #RWBYV9Spoilers #RWBY9Spoilers 16 1229 Theo @ V9 Spoilers @TheLastOdyssey 1,594 40.6K ... ... Alright, just to be crystal clear, this is a joke. Ruby isn't homophobic. She's just upset that happy things were happening while she was losing her mind. 11:51 AM - Apr 1, 2023-5,854 Views

That day, Twitter users 4chan's /co/ board began making memes continuing to paint the scene as a homophobic rant, depicting Ruby as a homophobe and saying homophobic slurs and phrases. That day, Twitter[4] user @LookAtMyMeat1 posted images from various threads on /co/[5][6] making jokes like this (shown below).


: Anonymous 04/01/23(Sat)14:11:50 No.136363852 V09E07.mp4_snapshot_16.12_[2023.04.01 19.06.19].jpg 625 KB JPG >I F------ HATE DI S >YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO CRAVE C--- LIKE MY YOU F------ FREAK OF NATURE >YOU ARE NO SISTER OF MINE, BEGONE >>136363930 # : Anonymous 04/01/23(Sat) 14:05:20 No.136363715 4E876330-3390-48CB-8D67-8838E0EE8E0F.png 820 KB PNG >Congrats by the way, you f------ We're SO happy for you. What did RT mean by this? >>136363735 # >>136363883 # S.

Spread

The meme continued to spread over the following days. On April 2nd, 2023, Twitter[7] user @LambdaBestGirl2 posted a version of the meme that gained over 3,100 likes in five days (shown below). On the same day, YouTuber[8] Nobody Real posted a video adding the "I quickly became homophobic" audio over the scene, garnering over 16,000 views in the same span of time. Later that day, Twitter[9] user @HarbingerArt posted a photoshop of a YouTube thumbnail in which Ruby comes out as homophobic, garnering over 2,300 likes in five days (shown below, right).


"Ruby! You can't call me and Blake dye! You're being such a bigot!" "Ad hominem." "I'm your sister! You should be happy for me!" "Appeal to emotion." "I thought you supported gay rights!" "Strawman fallacy!" "You're on the wrong side of history!" "Appeal to historicism." 14ft CHARBINGERART coming out as homophobic Ruby Rose 314 views • 1 year ago 1:27 :


On April 4th, Twitter[10] user @LookAtMyMeat1 posted a version of the meme that gained over 6,500 likes in three days (shown below).


Johann @LookAtMyMeat1 "Um actually this clip is being taken out of context. Ruby is having a mental breakdown, if you actually sat down and watched hours of our dying show you would know that she is in no way homophobic." "F*G!" www 12:40 PM - Apr 4, 2023 138K Views ...


On April 6th, 2023, a /co/[11] user started a "Christians only Edition" RWBY thread that resulted in numerous homophobic Ruby memes, branching off into memes depicting Ruby as a fundamental Christian and republican with traditional values as well (examples shown below). The thread gained over 600 replies in a day.


mgflip.com It's Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve Pack it up, skittles squad MAKE REMNANT GREAT AGAIN

Various Examples


Johann @LookAtMyMeat1 "Anything you have to say?" "I f------ hate ds!" "Wow nice dogwhistle" "TDD" "Really going mask off now huh?" "The pearly gates won't open for your kind" 1:38 a.m. 04 Apr 23. 94.8K Views "Homophobic? Your honor, I don't fear carpet munchers. They fear me” 229166 "Ruby, why can't you accept us?" "Leviticus 18:22" "I don't see what that has to do with anything" "Leviticus 20:13" "Don't you have any other arguments?" "F**GOT!" i know what you are n 0000 Johann RUBY NO! THINK OF THE ADVERTISERS! @LookAtMyMeat1 0010 PAY 115 6:43 PM - Apr 5, 2023 23.5K Views SHEES A 110 : ... The last thing I f------ needed right now is a [RoosterTeethapproved comments] for a Sister


Search Interest

External References

[1] YouTube – blasiandomo

[2] Twitter – TheLastOdyssey

[3] Twitter – unkillableNPC

[4] Twitter – LookAtMyMeat1

[5] 4chan – co

[6] 4chan – co

[7] Twitter – LambdaBestGirl2

[8] YouTube – Nobody Real

[9] Twitter – HarbingerArt

[10] Twitter – LookAtMyMeat1

[11] 4chan – co

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AnonymousGuy
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Imagine being Rooster Teeth, a company who used to be known for their edgy humor but is now struggling for any form of relevancy, finding out that the franchise you've been trying to milk is finally being meme'd into popularity again…Only to find out it's because people find the concept of a literal bigot more amusing than some fan service ship against the wishes of the now deceased creator. That's gotta bite.

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