Memes have permeated every aspect of society. Once in a while, a new meme fad will gain traction online. The impact of some of them lasts for quite some time, while others fade away in a matter of days. Some of them become intrinsic to who we are.
The most recent fad that caused a stir online was the helikopter helokopter.
The EMOTIONAL DAMAGE meme has recently been a popular topic of discussion online.
To What Extent Does It Affect Your Emotions?
Some of you may already be familiar with the trend of Asian males ending their videos with the phrase “Emotional Damage” on platforms like YouTube and TikTok.
In any case, that sums up the meme very well. A random, humorous, and clever film plays before the Asian man says, “Emotional Damage,” in a strange and mildly entertaining tone.
There is some overlap between the topics covered in these videos. This type of exchange typically begins with one person saying something that is either mildly triggering or plain annoying, and then another person saying something clever that roasts the hell out of the first person.
Then our cool Asian guy comes in with his snappy discourse about “mental damage.” The term “emotional harm” is often used to describe the humiliation felt by the first person as a result of the second person’s remark, despite the fact that the term was not coined for this purpose.
Despite the ominous name, it’s actually quite light. In a word, it’s hilarious.
Identified: The Brain Behind the “Emotional Damage” Meme
Maybe you’re curious about the meme’s backstory or who the mysterious man is who says “emotional damage” at the videos’ close.
Chinese-Irish Steven He is the man behind the voice and video of the Emotional Damage meme. Steven is a well-known YouTuber and actor-influencer.
About 2 million people subscribe to Hei’s channel on YouTube (which features his name as the channel’s title), and he has more than 3 million followers on TikTok.
Comedian Steven Hei is most known for his online skits. In films such as Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, A Father’s Son, and Dinosaur World, he has shared the screen with such stars as Awkwafina and Ronny Chieng.
The video he uploaded to his channel, titled “When “Asian” Is a Difficulty Mode,” was the inspiration for the meme.
Steven’s “emotional damage” comments begin at 1:07 in the aforementioned video. The video clip was then taken from there and edited into a gif and meme.
Creators all over social media are using the trendy meme in their videos or conversations. You can’t possibly claim that you didn’t intentionally mimic his voice and try to phrase “emotional damage” with the same inflection as he did.