It is 2017 and many folks on Twitter are possessive about the content they create. Which stands to reason — it is theirs, after all.
But their jokes are often lifted by giant Facebook pages (you know who) who get sh*t loads of likes and shares, and they use the opportunity to convert those likes into money by pushing branded content and some even start selling their own merchandise!
While some FB pages are considerate enough to credit jokes to the original poster, regular accounts casually 'Control C + Control V' jokes without the fear of being called out.
So when Twitter user @HimanshuKhodke posted a joke about YouTube, it resonated with many and went viral.
2013 : Please subscribe to our channel— himanshu khodke (@HimanshuKhodke) March 7, 2017
2016 : Hit the bell icon
2021 : Bro ghar ke bahar khada hu, darwaza khol, naya video dikhana hai
"So some guys copied my joke on Facebook and I started fighting for not giving me the credits and after getting really frustrated he offered me 51 rs ," Khodke told HuffPost India.
And naturally, it got copied. Khodke soon called out the people who had lifted his joke and posted it as theirs.
The last guy, let's call him Mr. A, in the above frame wasn't happy with being shamed. (Note: Mr. A later added the credits.)
Khodke, who was clearly miffed, was offered a payment of 51 bucks by Mr. A to shut him up.
And Mr. A actually transferred the money to Himanshu's phone number with a comment, "Rona Band kar bhai please." (Please stop whining.)
And for Khodke, it was just a banter.
Khodke himself took to his Twitter account to share the "unimaginable".
I got into a fight with a guy who copied my post and 46min 56secs later he did something unimaginable : pic.twitter.com/3E3TtRDL6h— himanshu khodke (@HimanshuKhodke) March 9, 2017
While others joined the party.
This guy fought with someone on facebook for copying his tweet and got Rs. 51 via paytm for it 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/BjdGceFZen— Rishabh Bhandari (@jokebazz) March 9, 2017
And others just want to get paid for their jokes now.
For Sale: 1.5 lakh tweets @ 51 per tweet— AnonyMouse (@YearOfRat) March 10, 2017
Bulk discount available https://t.co/2SA41RF7wv
Jo jo mere jokes copy kar rahe hain Paytm karo. 😂😂 https://t.co/dk77mVKXNM— Phd in Bak*****!! (@Atheist_Krishna) March 10, 2017
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