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About

Mayhem Miller Eyes, also known as as #MayhemChallenge, refers to a series of image macros featuring a video of drag queen Mayhem Miller opening and closing her eyes to the rhythm of the music. Online, people joke about how her intense expression represents their mood or attitude.


Origin

On August 23rd, 2011, YouTuber SHOWGIRLSWEHO posted a video of drag queen Mayhem Miller performing the song "Drama" by Club 69 featuring Kim Cooper. The video is of an August 22nd, 2011 performance a Micky's in West Hollywood, California. Within seven years, the post received more than 138,000 views (shown below).



On February 23rd, 2018, Twitter[7] user @undertalelou tweeted, "mi profe vigilando que no nos copiamos en el examen." The tweet received more than 3,700 retweets and 7,300 likes in one year (shown below).


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On November 3rd, 2018, the now-suspended Twitter [1] account @jordaanblok tweeted a portion of the video underneath the caption "Me in the mirror when I’m high" (shown below).

Jordan Blok @jordaanblok Me in the mirror when I'm high

Two days later, Twitter[2] user @jaboukie tweeted the video and the caption "16 year old me when a guy would lean back in his chair and his shirt would lift up." The tweet received more than 6,000 retweets and 34,000 likes in eight days (shown below, left).

That day, Twitter[3] @AlsoPurple tweeted the video with the caption "'Look behind you but don’t be too obvious.'" The tweet received more than 3,600 retweets and 8,900 likes in eight days (shown below, right).


jaboukie young-white @jaboukie 16 year old me when a guy would lean back in his chair and his shirt would lift up Jordan Blok
@AlsoPurple "Look behind you but don't be too obvious " Me: Jordan Blok

On November 7th, Mayhem Miller tweeted[4] about the memes, after spending the previous two days retweeting variations of the meme, asking users to catalogue the meme with #MayhemChallenge. She tweeted, "So many of these memes keep popping up! Which one is your favorite??? #maymemes #mayhemchallenge." The tweet received more than 200 likes in six days (shown below).

Several media outlets covered the meme, including Billboard,[5] PopBuzz[6] and more.


Mayhem Miller @TheOnlyMayhem So many of these memes keep popping up! Which one is your favorite??? #maymemes #mayhemchallenge

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