How come a real face from nobody and not a cartoon can be so famous? Who is actually this John Doe that people use so often for a meme? And what is the meaning from this meme anyway? Why people use it and write it for so-called Kappapride?
This friendly quite handsome face that people use for this meme is a face from an employee of Justin TV. Justin TV was a platform that provide live streaming on the internet. This website is however now closed. Nevertheless, the owner of Justin TV, Justin Kan, established a sister company named Twitch. Twitch is a website for video game and sports game. It is why, though Justin TV has closed, the use of this Meme is continued, since the user of Twitch still uses the same Meme. However, thanks to the internet and its popularity of this meme, the users of this meme are not limited only to the users of Twitch.
His name is Josh Destino. His job was to program the chat for the user of Justin TV. Along with the face of other employees of Justin TV, the users of Justin TV have used the face of Deseno as a meme. However, Deseno’s meme was the most used meme among meme of employees from Justin TV. In summer 2015, Deseno’s meme was even used 1 million times a day on Twitch!
But why is the meme of Deseno’s face named Kappa? Deseno is a fan of Japanese culture. He chose the name of his emoticon based on the name of a water monster from the Japanese folklore called Kappa. That is where the word “Kappa” comes from. On Deseno’s Twitter account, as reported by a YouTube account Behind the Meme, Deseno does not take any advantages or royalty from his face as a meme. The meaning of this Kappa is different from Kappa that addressed to a female prestigious organization from university students that based in America.
The users of this meme originally used it to represent sarcasm, irony, or joke with sarcasm or irony in it. The meaning was then shifted to represent spam at Twitch. In 2015, as the Supreme Court in America legalized the same ■■■ couple, this meme was even used to symbolize LGBT pride movement. For the last purpose, people are not only using “Kappa” but rather “Kappapride”. Moreover, based on an urban dictionary, the word “Kappa” use also for another purpose besides these meaning.
The original color of this meme was black and white. However, over time, people give many different colors for this meme, however, they please. As a symbol of LGBT pride movement, the color of this meme is the colors of a rainbow. The popularity and the use of Deseno’s face as Meme are beyond any calculation. People use his face as a meme for T-shirt, use his face as Meme with cloth like a pope, put a Santa Claus hat on his head, and even use it as a tattoo! So, how do you want to use Deseno’s face as a meme?