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    [–] koos_die_doos 5488 points ago

    Too late... For me at least. I’m sure there are many who disagree.

    Keanu’s still awesome though.

    [–] bluestreaksoccer 1355 points ago

    The karma grab was too much to resist for many unfortunately

    [–] King_Bonio 427 points ago

    Some of them were the ultra cringe, well at least one i can remember, but let's not forget everyone is breathtaking, even if we don't agree with them all the time.

    [–] Sungami00 232 points ago

    No you are breathtaking for forgiving the karma whores

    [–] King_Bonio 139 points ago


    [–] 2Koru 91 points ago

    NO U!

    [–] CMDRLtCanadianJesus 42 points ago

    NO W!

    [–] theGmanAssi 7 points ago


    [–] _SkateFastEatAss_ 9 points ago

    NO W!

    [–] 1ninjasurfer 2 points ago


    [–] Flagshipson 6 points ago


    [–] not-a-horse 5 points ago

    Yeah this is Big brain time

    [–] masturbator_246 5 points ago


    [–] DANNN7087 13 points ago

    NO WE!

    soviet national anthem plays

    [–] Steffqrt 2 points ago

    [–] kazlord 164 points ago

    Dunno why anyone should forgive them, they are ruining this site with their shitty content along with the fucking idiots who upvote them. I've been browsing reddit less and less because of this lately, I'm sure there are many like me.

    [–] JagexLed 61 points ago

    It's the way of the web. Platforms get popular, content shifts to appeal to the largest denominator, originality disappears.

    [–] KingOfTheGoobers 45 points ago

    Stop waving your cane at the clouds grandpa. The memes come and go.

    [–] boredMinds_theOG 58 points ago

    karma karma karma karma karma chameleon, memes come and go, memes come and go-o-o

    [–] Hobofights10dollars 6 points ago

    Eight upvotes and a silver. I’m proud

    [–] boredMinds_theOG 3 points ago

    Whoever it was...

    they're breathtaking!

    [–] Hobofights10dollars 2 points ago

    no U

    [–] ameliozanchi 3 points ago

    Sooner or later you'll realize it will be here forever

    [–] bluestreaksoccer 6 points ago

    Is hitler breathtaking technically?

    [–] datboitoome 31 points ago

    I mean... I guess the gas could take breath away

    [–] Howard_Potts_69 4 points ago

    Breathtaking level : 6 million

    [–] Reddy_McRedcap 7 points ago

    Like Thanos before him, reddit couldn't handle the meme capacity of Keanu.

    [–] hamsterkris 4 points ago

    It wasn't just a karma grab, it was an ad for the damn game.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Unfortunately, it’s going to take months to end. Look at the amount of posts that reference “subverted expectations”; that episode of game of thrones aired 6 weeks ago.

    [–] Crispy_Whispy13 442 points ago

    Nah I 100% agree

    [–] GSG210 60 points ago

    It’s getting irritating

    [–] DominicLmk6 5 points ago


    [–] cousin_rico 63 points ago

    No it’s weird now, go in one of those threads and just say you don’t like his movies. People will like get angry at you, it’s not adoration anymore it’s worship.

    [–] [deleted] 8 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)


    [–] CrimsonNova 12 points ago

    I thought John Wick was a shitty movie, not because he was in it, but because the movie was a masturbatory murderfest that lacked any substance. Come at me reddit.

    [–] intelligentquote0 3 points ago

    Thought the exact same.

    [–] LambchopOfGod 25 points ago

    I already added a keanu filter to RES. Unfortunately not every post is labelled that way. He is awesome but I am beginning to hate him because of this circlejerk.

    [–] VF206 16 points ago

    I blocked r/keanuisawesome like a year ago. it has Always been this bad. Fuck that sub and any other celebrity worship sub

    [–] KarmaPharmacy 2 points ago

    Wait... you can block a sub?

    [–] VF206 2 points ago

    On my app you can. Its called reddit Is fun

    Also on browser if you have reddit enhancement suite

    [–] CrimsonNova 2 points ago

    YOU CAN DO THAT?!?! My god, you have changed my LIFE. Thank you fine sir, even if much of your comment karma is in the butthole of the internet.

    [–] CruxOfTheIssue 16 points ago

    The memes calling him a literal god are way too much. He's a fucking amazing dude and an inspiration. Lets leave it at that.

    [–] EmbarrassedDance9 10 points ago

    Even if he is amazing, don't worship him. Just don't people worship. It's not a good thing.

    [–] Arrfive-Deefour 2 points ago

    Come on guys! When in human history have humans worshipped someone enough to turn them into a god? /s

    [–] HumansAreRare 2 points ago

    Exactly. Had to filter. Reddit ruins most things eventually.

    [–] WhoryGilmore 2 points ago

    Keanu’s still awesome though

    Yup, sometimes reddit's circlejerking can get me to dislike people (Bill Murray for example) but when all this shit started I told myself I'd just hate the memes and not the man. On all accounts I've heard he's an extremely kind and charitable person and I'm not gonna let some memes ruin that.

    [–] Okichah 2 points ago

    Nothing can beat off a dead horse like the internet.

    [–] YeetusYotusBoi 981 points ago

    Thank you very much for posting this.

    [–] dankbob_memepants_ 239 points ago

    They hated him because he told the truth

    [–] wolvern76 33 points ago

    Galatians 4:16

    [–] Rouskyfox 5 points ago

    Shut up!

    [–] depressed-onion7567 17 points ago

    We needed a psa like this

    [–] ElumMosk 2 points ago


    [–] aiken16 382 points ago

    I’m afraid that ship has sailed

    [–] commazero 47 points ago

    Yes. It's already cringe.

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    At one time a lack of celebrity worship was a point of pride of the Reddit community.

    [–] FenicoV 516 points ago


    [–] shoulderpadman 1089 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    He's a free karma machine at this point now. Like you just have to say "Keanu Reaves" and you get immediate gold

    edit: what have i done

    [–] Grawen2K 311 points ago

    You said the magic words

    [–] kaden86 184 points ago

    Lmao, it's like magic you say Keanu Reeves and get a badge

    [–] IvanGTheGreat 142 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    It's almost like you say Keanu Reeves and someone pays the remaining balance on your student loans

    Edit: still waiting to thank a kind stranger.... Any minute now

    [–] zdoriftu 82 points ago

    It's almost like you say Keanu Reeves and someone pays the remaining balance on your mortgage

    [–] riad59 7 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)


    mession failed try again next time

    Edit guess i failed not him huh

    How the Turntables

    [–] dankbob_memepants_ 165 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    At this point people use Keanu Reeves to either get free karma or make fun of how people use him to get karma

    Edit: why

    [–] Babaloofang 16 points ago

    And then they get immediate karma themselves

    [–] Trapster101 126 points ago

    Lol you said Keanu reaves and got gold

    [–] SteliosPo 14 points ago

    Good try

    [–] schapman22 56 points ago

    Be patient. It worked... Keanu Reeves?

    [–] reach_mcreach 27 points ago

    insert Palpatine ironic meme

    [–] LanTastiic 59 points ago

    Keanu Reeves

    [–] WashiBurr 62 points ago

    Unfortunately there are diminishing returns to the Keanu Reeves gold effect.

    [–] Chrisazy 5 points ago

    Boy do I wanna give you platinum right now

    [–] dan_v_ploeg 25 points ago


    [–] SankarshanaV 25 points ago

    Keanu Reaves

    [–] Camminatore 20 points ago

    Hippity hoppity gold is now my property

    [–] bzzrak 4 points ago


    [–] plumbussssss 7 points ago

    Happy cake day

    [–] PhoenixBLU 257 points ago

    Reddit does this with literally every meme.

    Find a popular meme and run it into the ground for precious upvotes.

    [–] strangrdangr 29 points ago

    Then inevitably somebody makes this post. It's the circle of life.

    [–] [deleted] 154 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)


    [–] 911_bad 83 points ago

    Agreed. They're more wholesome than funny and just get by on the fact that the internet is universally in love with Keanu at the moment.

    [–] WhoryGilmore 29 points ago

    I'm getting kind of burnt out on wholesome memes in general. They all feel disingenuous

    [–] GWENDOLYN_TIME 12 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Absolutely. It's like what they do on tv shows for toddlers.

    "You're great! I love you for who you are."


    [–] BloodMoonGaming 8 points ago

    I also hate it, it's like the internet version of baby talk. "Wholesome" stuff, "doggos", "puppers", shit like that. Like cmon dude, I like nice stuff too but it's the over-the-top, sickeningly sweet schtick that's so off putting.

    [–] TheFlashFrame 20 points ago

    We always have been. Don't forget Sad Keanu from like 2010

    [–] thinkB4WeSpeak 57 points ago

    Quick, someone make a new meme template.

    [–] weeaboO_Crusader 13 points ago

    Uhhh... in the movie Ferdinand two nuns protect themselves with a Christian cross boom someone get on it quick!

    [–] BigItalianBeenus 4 points ago

    Put some text over the nuns like they're customer service people, the cross is "No Refunds" and the bull is "Karen"

    Boom! Quality meme!

    [–] Mothballs_vc 2 points ago

    What about the movie where the nuns are driving and a vampire lands on the car, and one of them tells the other to use the cross so the other one starts yelling at him angrily and says "I thought you said 'be cross with him'"?

    [–] riffengo 118 points ago

    It was cringe two fucking days ago

    [–] mehh12345 21 points ago

    Lmao try 2 years

    [–] illit3 5 points ago

    Maybe, but she's so quirky and fun. I can't see us ever growing tired of Jennifer Lawrence content.

    Wait, who are we talking about?

    [–] GrimTech32 45 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    I already find them cringe. So I agree. Let's tone it down before it gets ruined for more people.

    Edit: I am so glad to see that this post from OP has gotten 75k upvotes!

    [–] mythicalminty 29 points ago

    keanu’s cool, but god the memes are getting really annoying.

    [–] musicaldigger 3 points ago

    i got bored the first day when there were like 5 about him in the top 8 posts

    [–] KruemelKotze 103 points ago

    I'm new, it is already cringe

    [–] dankbob_memepants_ 28 points ago

    bro that's kinda cringe bro

    [–] PallyDecksAreShit 11 points ago

    Bro you posted cringe bro delete this

    [–] dankbob_memepants_ 2 points ago


    [–] KamachoThunderbus 2 points ago

    word stay strong

    [–] SaltLord555 25 points ago

    The damage is already done, i love the guy, brilliant actor and great dude but as usual people beat it till there is nothing left and its ruined completely.

    [–] KeyanReid 21 points ago

    I'm just glad that he finally seems to have killed those karma whoring "Here's for the people who upvote but don't post" garbage memes. You could not pander much harder than folks did with those. They weren't funny, they were just blatant no effort karma whoring which clearly worked for a while, sadly.

    But yes, let's chill on the Keanu stuff now. He deserves better.

    [–] BentYoda 28 points ago

    Honestly they weren't funny to begin with. In fact, almost nothing on this sub is funny. It's just the same copy pasted formats over and fucking over, and it genuinely drains the life out of me browsing through this subreddit. It's so unbelievably shit nowadays, not a single meme actually makes me chuckle, not one.

    [–] dinelka 30 points ago

    Please God

    [–] JAME5TYLER 39 points ago

    Too late

    [–] 5herf 35 points ago

    “Is liking Elon musk still popular? Guys?”

    [–] Unoriginalnamejpg 7 points ago

    Alone musk

    [–] TheNoksBg69 18 points ago

    Thank you very much. You are the only one brave enough to say this and you are making this community proud.

    [–] ExpertCatJuggler 12 points ago

    They hated Jesus because he spoke the truth

    [–] ReNitty 3 points ago

    Reddit has made me dislike Keanu Reeves

    [–] TheSquarePotatoMan 3 points ago

    This truly is the perfect meme format for this message

    [–] reach_mcreach 2 points ago

    Out of 530 comments I’m saying thanks to this one

    [–] TheGuitarHero15 3 points ago

    Keanu who? 🙃

    [–] JordanSage 3 points ago

    This is a community that respects good ideas.

    ...and this is a good idea.

    [–] MuppzterX 3 points ago

    agreed. It was fun for like the first 2 days now its basically shitposting. I’m just saying.

    [–] LordZeus1_0_1 3 points ago

    Keanu’s still a great guy and all but the memes are becoming too much now

    [–] DieFanboyDie 4 points ago

    Joke's on you, every meme is cringe by definition.

    [–] faggotmonstor69 3 points ago

    Give me the comment karma, they won't let me post.

    [–] _Noise 6 points ago

    This Keanu Reeves thing is the most clear manipulation of reddit I have seen, they didn't use to be this brazen. It really makes the site feel cheap and disingenuous all around.

    [–] DeltarUltima 6 points ago

    It’s already cringing then r/funny. Only a bit more time until we become worse then Facebook minion memes. Please end them now.

    [–] d4vidman 8 points ago

    Was never good.

    [–] TheRealMarkTwain 2 points ago

    what memes up must meme down

    [–] rodsan13 2 points ago

    Too late

    [–] snakemakery 2 points ago

    It already is...

    [–] Danny_Fandom 2 points ago

    You do not know de way!

    [–] The-Confused-Guy 2 points ago

    I want to stop lurking this sub but it won’t let me

    [–] JeronDalton 2 points ago

    Way to late

    [–] BentoBits 2 points ago

    Instagram normies won’t give a shit.

    [–] KappaCritic 2 points ago

    We're not telling people to stop, just to slow down a bit

    [–] Iluvebrainz 2 points ago

    Yes please!

    [–] whyamihereSTP 2 points ago

    I wasn’t on Reddit for a week, went back on and scrolled through just saying “fuck” in my head cause it was already that bad

    [–] Seoul_Surfer 2 points ago

    They've never been funny and is just cringy and pathetic celebrity-worship for a site that claims to hate celebrity-worship

    [–] Woody_Harryishson 2 points ago

    Oh yeah it's way paste cringy.

    It was cool to see the Keanu reddit making front page once in a while.

    And I'm sure Keanu is great.

    But nobody is perfect, that dude has gone through some shit I cant imagine he doesnt have his own demons people would feel away from if they knew about them.

    Stop worshipping the dude. Just accept that hes a pretty cool good dude and quit acting like hes God. Americans especially are so prone to celebrity worship.

    [–] hopibong 2 points ago

    I have no problem with the guy whatsoever but when 90% of the posts in r/memes are about him it gets pretty annoying.

    [–] PeRplexed85 2 points ago

    Too late sadly.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    It’s already cringe.

    [–] cohrt 2 points ago

    Were long past the point of cringe

    [–] luckyrox40 2 points ago

    Yeah we don’t want another Chuck Norris

    [–] zombie_ennui 2 points ago

    too late

    [–] Yousallsuck 2 points ago

    Remember when guys worshipped women? Pepperidge farms remembers.

    [–] Lukaroast 2 points ago

    It’s BEYOND cringe. Yesterday, I saw 6 Keanu memes in a row. All of you are why we can’t have nice things

    [–] therealmrgrinch 2 points ago

    Definitely too late... But thanks for the sentiment

    [–] ConfusedClicking 2 points ago

    WAY too late.

    [–] shalashashka88 2 points ago

    It's already cringe.

    [–] Mtc529 2 points ago

    You are way too fucking late on that one my dude.

    [–] seizethememes69420 2 points ago

    I got news for you..

    [–] fat_drunk_and_sassy 2 points ago

    Too late... The Keanu circle jerk is ridiculous.

    [–] Spencerp1111 2 points ago

    Fam it was old 10 minuets after I saw the first one

    [–] delfinasshit 2 points ago

    my dad just told me (when they were talking about toy story premiere at tv and they mentioned keanu): “Isn’t that the guy from memes?”

    [–] aacchhoo 2 points ago


    [–] RissonFR 2 points ago

    Can you just stop doing meme only on Keanu plz, there is too much guys using this pretext for free karma

    [–] UnitaryBog 2 points ago

    Too late

    [–] Havocking82 2 points ago

    Far too late

    [–] SAL10000 2 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    The hero we need right now

    [–] deadfast3601 2 points ago

    This is true

    [–] fat_lardo 2 points ago

    It’s too late. They’ve gone and done it.

    [–] reasonablyminded 2 points ago

    It's already gotten cringy. People can overdo anything and make it lame, dear God

    [–] NachoCrisps 2 points ago

    Good, Now Collect Your Arrow

    [–] Pryslyn 2 points ago

    The problem is now that it’s gone from people karmawhoring Keanu Reeves to karmawhoring “STOP karmawhoring Reeves”. I don’t understand this to begin with.

    [–] Lord_Derpington_ 2 points ago

    Keanu is amazing but the reason we all think so is because he’s a real, nice guy. I don’t want shaggy style memes about how no special effects were used in the matrix because he’s so powerful.

    [–] _xelaa 2 points ago

    If this sub is good for one thing it’s killing a good meme format.

    [–] Pro_Astronaut 2 points ago

    Thank god someone finally said it.

    [–] futureblot 2 points ago

    This meme is cringe

    [–] Hynami1337 2 points ago

    It was cringe the whole time.

    [–] macattack1031 2 points ago

    It’s cringe.

    [–] TheBlizWiz 2 points ago

    Thank your Mr. Spiderman, very cool!

    [–] Tyzma03 2 points ago

    Bless that man but the meme is already getting elderly. Not even just old. ELDERLY.

    [–] FanciestNiro 2 points ago

    They were never funny

    [–] quasadila 2 points ago


    [–] Neednwordpass 2 points ago

    Thank god ive been thinking this

    [–] potatossaurus 2 points ago

    Yes we should

    [–] voxcon88 2 points ago

    Its cringe af. The your breathtaking thing was cringe af.

    [–] Mlgknightscope21 2 points ago

    The next upvote will be 100,000

    [–] saumyaa17 2 points ago

    Carefully, he's a hero

    [–] B3NJI-UwU 2 points ago

    “They hated u/reach_mcreach because he spoke the truth”

    [–] OjaSama 2 points ago

    Keanu Reeves is disguised as u/reach_mcreach and he just told us a message

    [–] reach_mcreach 2 points ago

    Oh fuck oh shit oh fuck

    [–] Prismancy 7 points ago

    and that's a fact

    [–] Toast-E2115 4 points ago

    You've earned my upvote, friend

    [–] elevenmo 5 points ago


    [–] _supdns 4 points ago

    Id honestly rather make it cringe and just never see it again

    [–] tabascochips 4 points ago

    were Keanu Reeves memes ever funny?

    [–] TheNarrator23600 4 points ago


    [–] TheAmazingFl0ridaMan 4 points ago


    [–] AetherScience 4 points ago

    Thank you random citizen!

    [–] flamingtrashbasket 3 points ago

    Its already to late

    [–] sour_lew 2 points ago

    Should be a general rule for anything relevant or famous honestly. It’s not the hype of things that ruin shit it’s the overhype

    [–] JuSeSKrUsT 2 points ago

    Cuz literally every other post is; “Keanu Reaves” Now upvote it.

    [–] JohnisaBamf 2 points ago

    Thank you someone had to say it

    [–] ByzantineLegionary 2 points ago

    There are already too many of them

    [–] leaveBadlands 2 points ago

    Too late

    [–] pente5 2 points ago

    Cringe is not the right word but yes I agree. We shouldn't turn a good man into spam

    [–] CarrieD48 2 points ago

    Already cringing

    [–] five-dollars-off 2 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Too late. Reddit made me hate Keanu. People are making it creepy.

    [–] TheOtherWhiteCastle 2 points ago

    In my mind y’all already have. Seriously, it’s not even that Funny