Red Guy Blue Guy symbols started appearing in the Autumn of 2009 and have become ubiquitous, visually spreading memes to the amusement and sometimes horror of viewers.
The red and blue colors are said to be drawn from U.S. politics: red for conservative and blue for liberal ideals. But, not all of the images stay true to that general guide--while many of the visual memes are amusing, some cross into hate speech.
It is the nature of memes to be viral, so it is no wonder that the Red Guy Blue Guy symbols have become common on the Internet.
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