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"They Hate united state Cuz castle Anus" is a memorable quote uttered by the character Dave Skylark in the 2014 comedy movie The Interview. In the film, the personality misquotes the popular expression "they dislike us due to the fact that they ain"t us," i beg your pardon is offered to slam another"s jealousy.


Origin

On December 11th, 2014, the film The Interview premiered in the united States.<1> In the film, Skylark (portrayed through James Franco) accuses a movie critic of being jealous of him by speak "They hate united state "cause castle ain"t us." His producer Arron Rapaport (played by Seth Rogen) mishears him and responds, "They hate us "cause we anus?" Skylark then clarifies.

About two weeks ~ the premiere, ~ above December 25th, YouTuber Digadogup posted the clip on the site, receiving more than 200,000 views in four years (shown below).


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That day, Urban dictionary <2> user kris C defined the expression on the site. They wrote, "From the movie "the interview." Seth Rogan"s character misunderstands his friend"s (played by James Franco) expression "they dislike us cause they ain"t us." The phrase is then repeated many times transparent the movie to sound choose "they dislike us reason they anus."" The short article received more than 300 rise (shown below).

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The adhering to day, FunnyJunk <6> user jkrule posted a GIF of the moment on the site. The write-up received an ext than 400 upvotes in 4 years (shown below).

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On December 28th, 2014, following the popularity of the line, Seth Rogen tweeted, <3> "I actually thought he was saying dislike us reason they anus. #TheInterview." The tweet received much more than 2,000 retweets and 3,600 likes in four years (shown below, left).

Several days later, ~ above January 1st, 2015, Redditor <4> Akabutz post "How go "They hate united state cuz lock anus" start?" in the /r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit. The article received more than 90 points (77% upvoted) and 10 comments in four years.

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On January 15th, 2015, Imgur <5> user Forgetits post the moment as a reaction GIF the the moment (shown below, right.