LUL Emote Meaning
The term LUL stands for “Lame Uncomfortable Laugh.” The LUL Twitch emote is used to express laughter and joy and depicts the late streamer, TotalBuscuit. It is often used on Twitch in the same way that you would use a laugh emote when messaging friends on other platforms.
Released: 2014, 2017 (Originally uploaded by TotalBuscuit)
LUL Emote Origin
The LUL emote was originally uploaded in 2014 by John “TotalBuscuit” Bain. On his channel, the emote was called “Cynicallaugh.”
Shortly after its debut, the photographer, Jonathan Tayag, asked for it to be removed from the platform as he hadn’t given permission for it to be used. Twitch complied.
After some back-and-forth, Tayag released the photo with the stipulation that it could only be used for free and not as a subscription perk. It is now one of Twitch’s most popular global emotes and there are many BTTV variants of it.
Sadly, John Bain passed away on May 24, 2018 from cancer. He was 33 years old.
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