Generally, Cursed Emojis or also known as the Cursed Expressions, refers to a set of images of the type of non - Unicode emojis that includes the following kind of emotions, such as Cursed Emoji, Xok, Stressed Emoji, Fuckboy Emoji, Powercry, and many other similar emojis. Initially, the Cursed Emojis are used by artists on social networking sites, like Tumblr, Twitter, and DeviantArt, as a reference for commissions. The starting point of their usage dates in July 2019. Soon, lots of the Cursed Emojis gained wide popularity online, not only as keyboard emojis but in memes as well.
The origin of the Cursed Emoji
Concerning the origin of the Cursed Emojis, little is known about it. The first creator of the Cursed Emoji was one of the active users of the social networking site, Twitter. The user is called @blueaurorius. However, the general type of emojis (not cursed) that were featured in the set, as it is known, originated quite earlier. As for Cursed Emoji, we only know that the very first viral collection of so-called "Cursed expressions" or "Cursed Emojis" was assembled by @blueaurorius. The origin of the Cursed Emojis dates back on July 18, 2019. Once the Cursed Emoji appeared on social media, it reached more than 790 retweets and about 1,800 likes on Twitter, in the first four months. When ordering some artistic commissions, the set of Cursed Emojis was assembled using these emojis for reference.
The spread of the Cursed Emoji
In the following days, right after introducing the Cursed Emoji reactions, multiple artists on social media networking sites, like Tumblr, DevianArt, and Twitter, reposted the chart. In this chart, they offered their subscribers to directly order commissions based on the reactions and expressions, referring to them as A1, B2, C1, etc. Furthermore, various artists posted their drawings and different versions of characters wearing the Cursed Emoji's emotions.
While some of the Emojis, such as Powercry, Xok, etc., and some other emojis achieved a full, meme recognition, it was right before the appearance of the so famous "Cursed expressions." Concerning different emojis that were characterized in the set, as well as other new non - Unicode emojis, soon gained popularity in the following months. Later, on August 17, 2019, the particular Twitter account for the Cursed Emojis, was launched and named @cursedemojis. Through this account, admins collected some of the notable Cursed Emojis, fan art, and memes.
How to type the Cursed Emojis
Here is some Unicode list on how to type Cursed Emojis:
- ,,/(òÓ,),,/ - Miserable
- ε≡ ε≡ ε≡ ε＝ （#・ж・) - Bad smell
- ( ;Д;) - So Sad Kid
- ( づ-̩̩̩-̩̩̩_-̩̩̩-̩̩̩ )づ - That’s So Sad Bro
- (━━━┳━━━○━━━┳━━━) - Big Bad Face
- ‧˚*(¤̴̶̷́ॢω¤̴̶̷̀ॢ๑)₊. - Sulky
- (Ｔ ▽Ｔ) - Awful Sadness
- ε=o('ﾛ｀||) - I'm Not Okay Bro
- (◕︿◕ ✿) - Sad Girl Face
- ( ՞ ਊ ՞) - Groos Man #3
- أ‿أ - Bizarre smile
- (0ω0❁) - Cute Kawaii Girl
- (;﹏ ;) - I Feel So Terrible
- (ɵ̥̥˶ɵ̥̥)‧º·˚ - Horrible Day
- ﾟ｡･ﾟ ヾ(ﾟ｀ｪ´ﾟ)ﾉ｡ﾟ･｡ - Angry And Awful
- (人ФｴФ ) - Bad eyes beg
- (*･ω･) - Grief
- ༼ ಥ﹏لಥ ༽ ᵘᵍʰ - Terriblely Sick
- ((☆＾⌓＾☆)╭ - Ugh, that is bad
- 凸( -0-メ ) - Scarface Bad
- ⊂( ・﹏・⊂ ) - Sad Huges
- ٩(๑∂▿∂๑)۶ - My Hands Up
- (ﾐ〒﹏〒ﾐ) - So Depressed
- ｡ﾟ( ﾟஇ‸இﾟ)ﾟ ｡ - Disorder Crying
- ｡ﾟヽ(ﾟ´Д｀)ﾉﾟ｡ - Tears And Loneliness
- ✧˖°♥°˖✧◝(^▽^) - My cute things
- (✿╹∀╹) - So Glad Girl
- (⁰▿⁰) - A Cute smiling face
- (0∀0❁) - Glad cute girl
- (•ṋ•) - Sad Thinking Kid
- (✿°ω°) - Wearing a cute flower
- (＾⌒＾* ) - Unhappy Smug
- (⊙︿ ⊙✿) - Sad Girl
- ｡ﾟ(ﾟ´Д｀ﾟ)ﾟ｡ - Unhappy Man
- ('(00)`)y-~~ - Sad Piggy
Some of the notable Cursed Emoji examples
Cursed Emoji/Meme Chart.
- Stressed Emoji (Cursed Emoji / Hyperventilating Emoji)
Stressed Emoji identified as B1, C1, C4, and D2, refers to several similar "Cursed Emoji" images that are identical in appearance to a person experiencing feelings of tiredness and anxiety. It is the "stressed" emoji subtype that can be differentiated by the Emoji having pursed lips and bloodshot eyes. On July 6, 2019, the first viral post that contained the image appeared by the user @D0nnieDark00, on Twitter.
- Xok (C3)
Xok (C3) is a Cursed Emoji type that refers to an illustration of the video game character, namely Pac-Man, along with its sharp teeth that appears to eat a red exit button right on a Microsoft Windows window. Right before the use of Xok (C3) Cursed Emoji in meme-dom, its image has been used directly to the computer virus of the Pac-Man. Concerning its original version, as it is known, the first image was posted in August 2004.
- Screen-Reaching Cursed Emoji
Screen-Reaching Cursed Emoji initially refers to an image of a non-Unicode emoji and pursed lips and bloodshot eyes like Stressed Emoji. Still, in that case, Screen-Reaching Cursed Emoji appears to be reaching for the computer or electronic device screen with its hand. That image saw extensive use as an exploitable and a reaction that inspired similarly-executed pictures of some famous characters reaching for the screen. Some examples of the meme are often paired along with the 4th-wall-breaking captions like "You Think You're Safe?" or "Hand Them Over." The 1st viral post that contained the Emoji belongs to @PeachyKneeSocks, a Twitter user, who published it on August 15, 2019.
- Powercry (Shy Emoji)
Powercry is also called Shy Emoji and Cry Emoji, which refers to some Cursed Emoji variations differentiated by rough outline, large eyes, and the appearance of being shy, and about to cry. According to the Cursed Emoji chart, the Powercry Cursed Emoji is identified as A2. It was created by artist @OkayRoutt, a Twitter user on November 28, 2018. After that, the first viral that followed his video was posted on February 22, 2019.
- Fuckboy Emoji
Fuckboy Emoji is also called Baseball Cap Lip Bite Emoji. It refers to the Cursed Emoji variations characterized by its biting lip, having only one eye half-closed, which wears a baseball cap backward and has its index finger and thumb resting on its chin. According to the Cursed Emoji chart, a Fuckboy Emoji is identified as C2. While the exact author of the Fuckboy Cursed Emoji is unknown, the very 1st viral post published on April 17, 2018, reached more than 5,700 retweets and around 18,500 likes. The first Fuckboy Emoji image was created by @medusabraids, a Twitter user.