'Meme Thief' Fuck Jerry Won A Shorty Award And People Are PISSED
16 April 2018, 11:17
The 10th annual Shorty Awards took place the other night, and you can see all the YouTubers who won awards right here. However, among all the beloved creators who took home awards on the night was one name that raised many eyebrows.
FuckJerry (real name Elliot Tebele), an account most known for flagrantly stealing memes, was given the award for 'Best Meme Account/ Parody Account.'
People were not happy
News of the win instantly sparked a flurry of backlash online from people who are aware of FuckJerry's years long reputation for taking people's jokes and reposting them without credit.
You give a thief account an award? Lmao what trash.— the artist formerly known as the Iron Sherk (@TheIronSherk) April 16, 2018
Um... are we allowed to plagiarize and take credit for original content on this website? Do better, Shirty Awards— ernest pigeonway (@CentralSqPigeon) April 16, 2018
can he split his trophy into 5,044 pieces and give it to the people he curated every post from— Alan Duda (@alanduda) April 16, 2018
shame on you— paco (@AllaireMatt) April 16, 2018
We know we've seen them. Because they're all stolen. pic.twitter.com/vgNSwASYXz— Shelly (@ShellySometimes) April 16, 2018
There has been no word yet from the Shortys or 'Jerry' himself, but don't be surprised if the Shorty's avoid making a move like this at next year's awards.