Queer Eye But

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About

Queer Eye But is a phrasal template in which people rewrite the premise to the 2018 Netflix television series Queer Eye using the introductory phrase "Queer Eye but."

Origin

On July 15th, 2003, Bravo aired the first episode of the American reality television series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.[1] The show ran through 2007. In February 2018, the American streaming service Netflix rebooted the series.[2]

The earliest known usage of the phrase was posted on February 6th, 2018 by Twitter [3] user @nanoyaBusiness (shown below). They posted, "Queer Eye but it's just 5 femme gays lecturing a Masc4Masc gay on queer culture and history."


Queer Eye but it's just 5 femme gays lecturing a Masc4Masc gay on queer culture and history

Spread

While the format had been used between February 6th and August 2nd, the phrasal template did not reach a viral level of usage until August 3rd, 2018. That day, Twitter[4] user @rubot tweeted, "Queer Eye, but its about a massive omnipotent eye that floats about the city, watching the people in silence, and is gay." The post (shown below, left) received more than 19,000 retweets and 111,000 likes in four days.

Later that day, Twitter[5] user @tulukaruq tweeted, "Queer Eye but it’s five Native elders trying to convince a New Age hippie spiritualist that their practice is entirely fake. The tweet (shown below, center) received more than 2,500 retweets and 14,000 likes in four days.

Over the next week, more users posted variations on the meme. On August 5th, the Twitter[6] account for Dictionary.com tweeted, "Queer Eye but it’s five people with cans of red spray paint adjusting instances of atrocious apostrophe usage. Also, these grammarians are gay." Within two days, the post (shown below, right) received more than 630 retweets and 4,300 likes.

Several media outlets covered the template, including Mashable, [7] Cosmopolitan,[8] The Daily Dot [9] and more.


Queer Eye, but its about a massive omnipotent eye that floats about the city, watching the people in silence, and is gay. Queer Eye but it's five Native elders trying to convince a New Age hippie spiritualist that their practice is entirely fake Dictionary.com @Dictionarycom Queer Eye but it's five people with cans of red spray paint adjusting instances of atrocious apostrophe usage. Also, these grammarians are gay.

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Queer eye but its 5 lesbians with swords killing your abuser Queer Eye but it's a panel of Black, Native American, East and South Asian, Latinx, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern chefs trying to convince Gordon Ramsay that he can't best them at their own culinary game. Queer Eye but it's five guys who are a ska band
queer eye but it's me with five different cakes and i'm eating them all and no one else gets any Queer Eye but it's five daughters you have to get married off or face poverty and social ruin. Oh, and the youngest is actively making everything as terrible as possible. -R Queer Eye but it's Five Guys TM giving burgers, fries, and milkshakes to me and my gay friends Queer Eye but it's Five Guys TM giving burgers, fries, and milkshakes to me and my gay friends

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