Later Homo

Later Homo

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Later Homo is an image macro series based on a textbook diagram of a Homo sapien labeled "LATER HOMO" in all capital letters, referring to the late period in the history of human evolution during which modern humans are believed to have come into existence. In online conversations, the labeled diagram has been repurposed as a reaction image to dismiss someone's opinion in an immature and homophobic manner.


The earliest available iteration of Later Homo was posted by Redditor [1] swiftskill in the /r/funny subreddit on November 18th, 2014. In this meme, the image serves as the punchline to the threads title, "When I'm saying goodbye to my friend." The post (shown below) received more than 4,100 points (88% upvoted) and 40 comments.

INES LATER H--- H. sapiens (modern huma H. antecessor ctus


On March 18th, 2015, Instagram [2] user @austrailiantumblr posted a screenshot from the Tumblr moist-ashes. The post (shown below, right) features the same meme as the Reddit post and received more than 4,500 likes in three years.

The following year, on December 26th, 2016 Instagram[3] user @drgrayfang posted the image with the caption "When you walk in a party and see a bunch of dudes vaping." The post (shown below, center) received more than 13,000 likes in one year.

On February 15th, 2018, Redditor[4] HitlerDabsOnJews posted a variation with the caption "When the bell starts ringing and some kid asks you if ever heard of Ugandan Knuckles memes." The post (shown below, right) received more than 31,000 points (92% upvoted) and 330 comments in 24 hours.

when i'm saying bye to my friend INES LATER H--- H. sapiens (mødern huma H. antecessor IS When you walk in a party and see a bunch of dudes vaping drgrayfang NES LATER HOMOく hum When the bell starts ringing and some kid asks you if you ever heard of Ugandan Knuckles memes IES LATER H---

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when a kid tells you he likes memes but shows you a pic with an iFunny watermark INES LATER H--- LOT WALKING AWAY FROM SODOM, CIRCA 2084BC IES LATER H--- When I see two homies making out and they don't say no h--- ES LATER HOMOく H, sapiens (médern hum
When a mod wants to talk to you IES LATER HOMOL When you're picking your group a some kid sits next to you and says "Hey, do you know what a fur suit is?" ES LATER H--- H. sapiens (modernenae when your friend digs straight down in Minecraft IES LATER H---

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