Once you’ve seen it, you’ll never be able to get it out of your head: a piece of fan art from the ’90s Disney sensation A Goofy Movie, depicting the relationship between Goofy’s son Max and his crush Roxanne. But Max looks more like Goofy, and he’s telling Roxanne (who’s dressed in a Thrasher tee for some reason), “Wow queen you’re so beautiful.”
The piece, posted back in April by Instagram user @eboni_, struck viewers as bizarre and hilarious, and it has since become one of those things that people on Twitter confess they can’t stop thinking about:
can't see anyone wearing thrasher without immediately thinking about "wow queen you're so beautiful", making my day significantly tolerable
— stibnite fan account (@cordycepz) November 15, 2016
@nicedickmydude I keep having intrusive thoughts of "Wow queen. You're so beautiful."
— DuBose (@Its_DuBose) November 3, 2016
Honestly I really think about that picture of headass goofy saying wow queen you're so beautiful everyday & how much I hate it
— vic (@viccrystall) October 27, 2016
I think about "Wow queen you're so beautiful" WAY more often than I want to.
— Phil Incelmo (@WhereDidJennyGo) October 23, 2016
sometimes that "wow queen you're so beautiful" goofy comic pops in myy head and it just pisses me off for a while
— taking one sip of Bang Energy and instantly dying (@AAKLenox) November 15, 2016
What is it about this drawing that gets under everyone’s skin? This list is a good place to start:
I hate this for a number of reasons
1 Lightskin goofy
2 Roxanne is Max's girl pops did him dirty
4 Wow queen you're so beautiful pic.twitter.com/CQFsujhAGN
— general areola grande (@meezy_g) November 4, 2016
Every time you look at the picture, you find some confusing new detail to focus on: Goofy/Max’s 1995 jacket, the little crown above Roxanne’s head… It’s just such a rich vein of weirdness.
But the level of hate for the drawing seems to be out of proportion to how bad it is.
imagine being the person who made the "wow queen you're so beautiful" drawing n the most viral tweet is someone saying they hope ur dead
— pete gohan creator of raid shadow legends (@sexualjumanji) November 15, 2016
Many people think “wow queen” is bad, but what if I told you it’s actually extremely good?
It’s not just about the Goofy drawing anymore: The catchphrase has gone far beyond its original context. Any pic of two characters talking, whether it’s poorly rendered fan art or a photo, can be made funny by captioning it “wow queen you’re so beautiful.” Hell, it doesn’t even have to be two characters. Observe:
Wow queen, you're so beautiful. pic.twitter.com/NaQZOEjb4i
— Relax (@jncf22) October 31, 2016
Wow Queen, You're So Beautiful pic.twitter.com/UiAIjMH2fv
— sarrah (@sarrahl_) November 1, 2016
Wow queen you're so beautiful pic.twitter.com/x3OlrbTp4X
— mattybb (@4evrwme) November 1, 2016
From @ugly.jewish.kid.v2 on instagram – wow queen
— FrankJavCee (@FrankJavCee) November 11, 2016
Wow queen, you're so beautiful pic.twitter.com/pGOFZpx8t4
— Relax (@jncf22) November 16, 2016
wow queen… you're so beautiful pic.twitter.com/vqVFuBJbJY
— fran (@TrophyUncle) November 15, 2016
wow queen, you're so beautiful pic.twitter.com/naVFuZvzj4
— Reptilia (@maaaaaadiison) November 13, 2016
“Wow queen” has all the hallmarks of a strong meme. It’s got recognizable characters posed in a repeatable format, a number of great details to replicate (“Thrasher” is perfect), and a catchphrase that can be used both ironically and sincerely.
Wow, queen. This meme is so bad that it’s almost beautiful.