On August 15th, 2017, an anonymous Redditor posted the earliest available version of the copypasta, submitting it to the /r/copypasta subreddit. However, a commenter hinted that others had posted the text. They wrote, “i’m amazed that nobody ever fixes the goddamn typo: ‘i’m cry.'”
Over the next four years, the poem became a regularly used meme on the imageboard 4chan. In many cases, people post the copypasta in response to threads about a particular woman’s large breasts, accompanied by a Pepe the Frog meme. One of the earliest available on the warosu 4chan archives was made in response to a picture of the actor Christina Hendricks on March 17th, 2018 on the /biz/ imageboard (shown below, left).
The meme eventually spread to Twitter, where people reply to photographs of women with large breasts with the poem. On October 6th, 2020, Twitter user @coffeemaestro_ posted the poem as a reaction to a photo posted by Neekolul.
On February 18th, 2021, Twitter user @WokeCapital tweeted the poem in response to a photograph of columnist Elizabeth Bruenig breastfeeding her infant. The post received more than 730 likes and 100 retweets in less than 24 hours (shown below, right).
That day, Twitter user @uncledoomer tweeted screenshots of both tweets and captioned them, “bruh the fuck is even going on.” The tweet received more than 5,000 likes and 280 retweets in less than 24 hours.