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About

Talking come Brick Wall ad to an image and video clip clip of a black man having actually a conversation with a brick wall, originating native a November 2010 YouTube video clip poking funny at exactly how it has tendency to feeling talking about politics to other people. A screenshot indigenous the video clip began seeing use in image macros and as a reaction picture as early as 2014. In July 2020, a GIF of the video clip was added as one emote to Twitch streamer xQc"s channel. The clip"s popular in memes continued to rise into 2021.


Origin

On November 22nd, 2010, YouTuber<1> Maronzio Vance post a comedy skit in i m sorry he has a one-sided conversation v a brick wall surface in stimulate to show how talking politics tends to feel, the subtitle reading, "At times ns feel prefer I"m talking to a brick wall. So i went out and also found one that will listen" (shown below). The video clip gained over 151,000 views in 11 years.


Spread

A screenshot indigenous the video showing a still image of Vance in mid-conversation through the wall became the subject of memes as beforehand as 2014 top top sites favor Tumblr and Twitter come joke about conversations that go nowhere (examples presented below, left and right).

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The format ongoing to grow over the adhering to years, spreading across social media.


DonoWall

On July 1st, 2020, a fan of Twitch streamer xQc, FewBreath, submitted<2> a GIF the the video clip with the surname DonoWall together an emote to Twitch extension BetterTTV (shown below). ~ above the very same day, FewBreath posted<3> the emote come xQc"s subreddit as a candidate to be supplied on xQc"s Twitch channel. XQc added the emote later that day. Before being archived, FewBreath"s Reddit write-up received end 2.2k upvotes. As of September 6th, 2021, DonoWall is in use<2> on end 28,000 channels.

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On July 13th, 2020, a an interpretation for DonoWall relating come xQc was added<4> to Urban thesaurus (shown below).

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On December 28th, 2020, YouTuber<5> ItsPaul posted a sped-up variation of the clip, garnering over 67,000 views in 7 months (shown below).

On January 23rd, 2021, Redditor r4jan posted an image macro come /r/dankmemes<6> making use of a video clip version the the clip, acquiring over 28,500 upvotes in six months (shown below).

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patrickwarburtonfan53 posted picture macro joking about talking come Herobrine deniers, acquiring over 15,000 likes in 2 days (shown below).