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@MugJerry and the quest for Instagram justice



Matt Silverman

Internet Culture

The Instagram account turned multi-million dollar media company @FuckJerry is notorious for stealing funny tweets, memes, and other content from creators, and posting them—without credit or compensation—to its own social media accounts.

Fuck Jerry’s following has exploded in recent years (14.5 million Instagram followers at the time of publication), but so has the backlash. The #FuckFuckJerry movement became an anti-piracy rallying cry across the Internet.

Two comedians (Davram Stiefler and Jason Selvig) known as The Good Liars, have taken the movement a step further by creating @MugJerry, an Instagram account that steals back the stolen content from Fuck Jerry, then contacts the original creators to pay them for their tweets, jokes, and photos.


This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet text live on stage) chat with The Good Liars about their mission of social media justice, the time they walked into Fuck Jerry’s New York City offices and stole an actual mug, and the other ways they’ve created social commentary through comedy.

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