Apr 10, 2009 at 12:42PM EDT
Apr 29, 2021 at 04:15PM EDT
Exploitables are a meme template in which a single image is manipulated through various means to achieve the intended, humorous effect. This can involve replacing words in the original image, adding words to the original image, or manipulating positions of objects in the image to change the original’s meaning. Exploitables often grow popular due to the fact they don’t require extensive photo-editing knowledge to create and can be modified by basic programs such as MS Paint or Photoshop. Multiple types of exploitable meme templates arose throughout the late 2000s and 2010s, and many of the most recognizable memes are exploitables, such as Loss, Distracted Boyfriend and Galaxy Brain.