- 1 Its Origins
- 2 The 40+ Best Cursed Images
- 3 Superfriends
- 4 SpongeBob Circumcision?
- 5 Cow
- 6 Stuck
- 7 Thinktank
- 8 Google Earth
- 9 Vsauce
- 10 Pickle Me Elmo
- 11 Horse Drift
- 12 Flesh Chair
- 13 Smokebreaks
- 14 Gross Ceiling Fan
- 15 Horse Drawn Nightmare
- 16 Subway Surfers
- 17 Joe The People Follower
- 18 Leaving Last?
- 19 Cursed Cereal
- 20 Yankees
- 21 No Words…
- 22 Concert
- 23 Wookie
- 24 Shaq
- 25 Sweater Overlord
- 26 Chicken Nugget Prom
- 27 Garfield Lasagna
- 28 Protesters
- 29 Evil Gumballs
- 30 Lisa Simpson
- 31 Medieval Arrest
- 32 Panda Alligators
- 33 Evil Drain Drink
- 34 Space Mountain Scares
- 35 Dark Plank
- 36 Cockroach Club
- 37 Haunted Toilet
- 38 SpongeBob Strikes
- 39 Armed Stalker
- 40 Carnivorous Mickey Mouse
- 41 Crime Scene Hopscotch
- 42 Todd Howard
- 43 Evil Phone Charger
- 44 Toy Story
- 45 Bad Stream
- 46 Pen Pocket
- 47 Kohl Mailer
- 48 Labrator Fetch
- 49 More
- 50 Controversy
- 51 Definitions
- 52 Dissemination
- 53 2015
- 54 Summing Up
One of our favorite subreddits at Strong Socials is r/CursedImages. The subreddit describes itself this way: “all images posted here are cursed“. The subreddit is a near constant source of weird, strange and terrifyingly odd photos that frequently make you do a double take. We curated some of the best cursed images from Reddit- and we tried to keep it PG-13, so if you’re at work, the images shouldn’t get you fired if your boss creeps up on you. Though you’d probably have some explaining to do.
Urban Dictionary has a good definition, because apparently there’s a lot of controversy regarding what is and isn’t a “cursed image”:
According to KnowYourMeme the cursed images concept began on Tumblr from the CursedImages account. The first image they posted, on October 28th, 2015, was this one below:
After the Tumblr image became popular, Twitter and Reddit took over, with the r/CursedImages subreddit eventually becoming the go-to resource for these forsaken pictures (Source). That said, let’s take a look at some of the best cursed images ever to crawl out of the depths of the internet.
The 40+ Best Cursed Images
The context here is absent- is it Halloween? Hard to explain what’s going on with Christ shouldering a rocket launcher and an “Ebola Hunter” armed with a biohazard mask and what looks like Super Soakers.
Not a doctor’s office we’d like to visit.
This poor cow is stuck.
This poor kid is stuck in the floor and passes the time eating some candy bars that are in reach.
Very weird image. Over on Reddit, there was some controversy, with one Redditor disputing how cursed vs creepy the image is.
He said that, while this picture is unquestionably cursed, he doesn’t think it’s the best example of a cursed image.
The notion of an image being cursed is more of an abstract thing that is based on a variety of tiny subtleties like picture quality, camera settings, and just that overall feeling of uneasiness that it introduces to the viewer, not because the image is downright disturbing but more due to its unusual or inexplicable nature.
A Google Earth error causes a mess that reads “Unfortunately, Earth has stopped.” Pretty scary.
Pickle Me Elmo
Must be a clever Halloween craft because who would pickle Elmo?
This horse rider drifted so hard that the ground is sparking.
A dollar store is selling a Tyson “Flesh Chair” with a realistic navel- it’s marketed as a “chair-shaped flank of lab-grown flesh”. Why?
An unsuspecting smoker is haunted by an evil cigarette with a burning ash head.
Gross Ceiling Fan
This looks like a hoarder’s den- perhaps someone who has smoked for 50 years indoors without ever doing any house cleaning.
Horse Drawn Nightmare
A hologram-eyed horse visits you at night.
Looks like a subway technician is outrunning a hurtling train.
Joe The People Follower
A pretty weird service…but one thing we’ve learned researching internet culture is that people are into some pretty weird stuff!
At first glance, it looks like some delicious banana slices, but upon closer inspection, it’s apparently religious wafers submerged in Monster energy drink- gross!
An evil concert- looks like 3d-printed cartoon characters with weirdly rendered 3d face masks.
Imagine Shaq visiting you at night. Standing over you. You wake up and grab your spare toothbrushes to form a hex symbol before he launches a powerhouse attack.
These poor souls kneel at the altar of a hoodie God, ready to do his bidding.
Chicken Nugget Prom
What girl would find this romantic? Maybe a Cursed Images reader. Probably an inside joke gone awry.
A cartoon classic is blended with an evil insect, hunting its owner for delicious lasagna.
Gumballs and bouncing balls are mixed together in the ultimate lawsuit dispenser. Victims should hire a meso lawyer!
If you’re a Simpsons fan and cherish the show, this one might really disturb you.
Evil Drain Drink
Space Mountain Scares
We’re pretty sure that everyone has had that nightmare experience of a toilet suddenly and slowly overflowing. Perhaps with something truly evil soaking up over the porcelain lip. Perhaps you’re at a friend’s house when it happens- nothing more embarassing!
It looks like a cat. Or maybe it’s a chicken. Either way, it’s coming for you.
Carnivorous Mickey Mouse
Crime Scene Hopscotch
Evil Phone Charger
Looks like something from Stephen King’s Pet Semetary.
Some of the top requested cursed images are for cats, dogs, food, funny options, 4chan versions, and anime styles. You can even find cursed image generators online.
As we’ve seen, the use of the meme has become rampant, though its impact also creates a division regarding their usefulness and negative impact. Memes have become a top way for youngsters to communicate, which creates concerns as to whether this is beneficial or harmful.
The main controversy arises from the debate regarding how memes affect children’s ability to communicate properly. Regardless of this, the use of memes is on the rise and is showing signs of continuing to do so. Many types of memes are available and are all used to express different feelings, one of them being cursed images memes
As the name suggests, cursed images are pictures that cause uneasiness to the viewer due to their qualities. These qualities may range from the contents of the picture to the quality of the picture itself. Such pictures usually lead to the viewer wondering about certain aspects of it such as who, what, why, where and when.
For an image to be considered cursed and used in such meme, it has to be an original in that it doesn’t have any modifications to change some essential attributes that were there when it was taken. The cursed image memes are therefore perceived as disturbing to the viewer and are also seen as similar to horror characters. Though there are some Photoshopped images we’ve seen- the subreddit even has a tag for it.
These memes, like the horror legends, are mostly shared and spread through online platforms especially social media platforms. These social media accounts are usually created for the sole purpose of sharing cursed image memes. An individual posts an image they consider “cursed” then accompanies it with the same caption.
Cursed images are often self-explanatory and don’t usually require an accompanying text. They are mostly used to express one’s feelings especially of disappointment or just humor.
For almost one year, the cursed images concept was constricted within tumble until a similar account was opened on twitter. The twitter accounted created the first post in July 2016 and gained thousands of followers that accumulated to over 100,000 within a four-month period. This lead to more popularity which attracted other media outlets such as the New Yorker and New York Magazine which both came up with articles regarding cursed images. Since then, the meme has continued to grow in popularity and is now considered one of the worldwide sensations.
These memes have been around since 2015 when they were first created. The first cursed image meme originated from tumble where it was posted by one of the account owners. The account named cursed images posted the first image in the month of October that year and it garnered over a thousand notes.
Since then several images have used to create the meme but they have all followed the concept of the first post. Twitter and Facebook have been the major social media platforms for sharing these memes but other platforms have been used as well.
Cursed images memes are a great way to prank others and share pictures that would otherwise be overlooked with the world. The definition of what a cursed image is may differ with every individual but the impact they create remains the same. anyone can come up with their own memes but those who want to check them can visit any of the social media pages and accounts dedicated to them.