Who Stepped on the Bread I Did meme.

Who Stepped on the Bread? I Did

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Who Stepped on the Bread? I Did, also known as The Crime / The Criminal, refers to a two-panel exploitable meme template showing a piece of white bread with a small paw print and the culprit who stepped on the slice. A secondary format instead labeled the images "the crime" and "the criminal" and used a photo of a pie crust with three paw prints. The aforementioned format riffed on the The Art / The Artist meme. Both formats started in 2021, trending on Twitter / X and Tumblr, among other platforms, going into the early 2020s. A notable resurgence occurred in mid-2024.


On January 11th, 2021, X[4] user @LlKEYMP4 quoted a since-deleted tweet posted by X[5] user @ariyeris that read, "I'm gonna start tweeting about western artists like kpop stans do." @LlKEYMP4's quote used two photos: one showing a piece of bread with a paw print and the other showing actor Mads Mikkelsen with cat ears. Over three years, the post received roughly 20,000 likes (shown below).

@LIKEYMP4 who stepped on i did!! the bread?? x.com/ariyeris/statu... This Post is from a suspended account. Learn more 1:41 PM Jan 11, 2021


On March 22nd, 2021, X[1] user @urfriendimane tweeted two photos: one showing a pie crust with three paw prints and the other showing a kitten. The images were captioned, "the crime" and "the criminal." Over three years, the tweet received roughly 39,400 likes (shown below, left).

Various iterations of the format surfaced going into 2021, such as a tweet shared by X[2] user @AureliaOT7 on March 23rd, that showed a BTS member, gaining over 43,000 likes in three years (shown below, right).

nova @urfriendimane the crime 1:11 PM 22 Mar 2021 Follow the criminal Aurelia? @AureliaOT7 the crime 방탄소년단 • 9:31 AM Mar 23, 2021 the criminal CON ...

On September 4th, 2021, Tumblr[3] user charlesoberonn posted an Objection! parody showing Phoenix Wright defending the cat from the crime, gaining over 126,200 notes in three years (shown below, click to expand).

PFH pets-fun-house Follow the crime the criminal On charlesoberonn Follow Objection! Your honor. It's true that a first glance at the evidence would suggest my client was responsible. But let's look a little further, shall we? I have here a reverse image search for the crime scene as well as my client's photo. blue042700.tumblr.com post/613575941971722240/when-your - First found on Mar 19, 2021 view image (1280 x 1331, 160.6 KB) - luncheon-aspic.tumblr.com post/618689210630717440/akumeoy-n First found on Jul 20, 2021 post/618613705647833088/ranunculus - First found on Jul 20, 2021 And if you look closely at the results... blue042700.tumblr.com post/613575941971722240/when-your - First found on Mar 19, 2021 luncheon-aspic.tumblr.com post/618689210630717440/akumeoy- First found on Jul 20, 2021 The blogs and dates don't match. My client has been framed! And why? Because their iconic "mischievous smile" makes for a funnier post, of course. But nothing, not even Tumblr notes, is more important than the truth! I present to you: The original unaltered post and the true culprit! the crime the criminal

The format resurfaced en masse in mid-2024. For instance, on June 26th, 2024, X[6] user @sheinsrevenge quoted a video of rapper Kendrick Lamar getting his cheek pinched with the "Who stepped on the bread?" format, receiving over 174,000 likes in eight days (shown below).

shinão @sheinsrevenge • Jun 26 who stepped on the bread?? i did!! Buzzing Pop @BuzzingPop⚫ Jun 25 Kendrick Lamar reacts to fan pinching his cheeks. 0:05 ...

Various Examples

the crime funnyfish44 the criminal OBEY Stein. @nightopiaz who stepped on the bread? i diddd~! (>_ :)⁹★ 6:02 PM ⚫ Jun 25, 2024 - 31.6K Views ... zayouss @za_youss who stepped on the bread? i diddd~! (>:)⁹★ • 5:37 PM ⚫ Jun 29, 2024 387.5K Views • Follow the crime the criminal _arisusu_ 1 hour ago It's always annoying when the main ingredient escapes 11 Reply Give Award Share Report Save jorja @guroworm who stepped on the bread? i diddd~! (>:)⁹★ 8:18 AM · Mar 22, 2024 1,468 Views ... star @starkunas who stepped on the bread? 10:15 AM Mar 22, 2024 89.6K Views i diddd~! (>:)★ O


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External References

[1] Twitter (via Internet Archive) – @urfriendimane

[2] X – @AureliaOT7

[3] Tumblr – charlesoberonn

[4] X – @LlKEYMP4

[5] Twitter (via Internet Archive) – @ariyeris

[6] X – @sheinsrevenge

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