The Unofficial FuckJerry Wiki
The popular Instagram account FuckJerry has gone from posting memes to promoting brands, selling products online, and branching out to other types of content across various social media platforms. While the company's success has turned heads, it hasn't gone without controversy. Here's the full story on this growing brand and how they've made a name for themselves online. If memes are your thing, you can get FuckJerry's game, What Do You Meme?
What Instagram Accounts Are Run By FuckJerry and Jerry Studios?
- FuckJerry - the original
- FuckJerry.tv - source for funny videos
- BeigeCardigan - curated by Jessica Anteby
- JerryNews - daily news posts
- Foodie - pictures of culinary excess
- Pizza - all pizza, all the time
- Vibes - social media and creative agency
- KanyeDoingThings - for images of Kanye doing things
- DiscoJerry - meme account curated by Jerry Studios
Awkward Puppets Play What Do You Meme?
- Official Website
- Jerry Studios Corporate Page
- Jerry's World Online Store
- FuckJerry's Trump Halloween Costume
FuckJerry is an Instagram account known for posting funny content on a daily basis. It was created by Elliot Tebele, who was born on February 22, 1991 in Brooklyn, New York. Tebele studied at New York's Hunter College, where he dropped out after two years. After dropping out of college, he started working at his brother's wholesale cellphone business. During this time, he managed a blog on Tumblr where he shared random images that he liked.
According to Tebele, he came up with the name "FuckJerry" because the show "Seinfeld", which was co-created by Jerry Seinfeld, was playing on his TV while he was creating his Tumblr account. In 2011, he started experimenting with Instagram, where he posted the same kind of content featured on his Tumblr page.
After a while, Elliot noticed that funny images and memes tended to attract more user engagement than his other kinds of content. Because of this, he started working towards making FuckJerry a comedy page by curating humorous pictures and videos. According to Tebele, FuckJerry was one of the very first meme accounts on Instagram, and this helped him gain a few hundred thousand followers in the first few years of its existence.
Eventually, celebrities like Calvin Harris and Kim Kardashian started following FuckJerry. This led to the page gaining even more attention. In 2014, FuckJerry hit its first milestone of one million followers. In the same year, Elliot put up the page's very first sponsored post, which was an ad for Burger King's chicken fries.
As his following grew, Elliot enlisted the help of his childhood friend, Elie Ballas. Ballas is a Stanford University graduate who quit his job at Fueled, a mobile app development company, to help Elliot turn FuckJerry into a business. Together, they worked towards partnering with brands, such as Diesel and Gucci, to create monetized content.
Over the years, FuckJerry grew from being a two-man operation into a full-fledged company called Jerry Media. With the help of around 20 employees, they manage several popular Instagram accounts and provide social media management services for brands that wish to partner with them.
In an effort to branch out from comedy, the company created "JerryNews," an Instagram account that posts breaking news on a daily basis. According to Mick Purzycki, the CEO of Jerry Media, this was done because Millennials seldom have time to catch up with current events on apps like Snapchat and Instagram. As of February 2018, the account is still active and growing at a steady pace.
Since 2015, FuckJerry has been repeatedly accused of plagiarism. On several occasions, the account was caught reposting other people's artwork and tweets without permission. Because of this, online magazines and comedians started calling them out for being "thieves." As a result of the negative backlash, FuckJerry started crediting people for content that isn't created in-house.
To capitalize on FuckJerry's popularity, the company started branching out into other business ventures. They launched an online store called "Jerry's World" where they sell products based on popular internet memes. In 2016, they also launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to create "What Do You Meme," a card game inspired by "Cards Against Humanity." Their project managed to raise over $200,000, which is around twenty times more than their original goal. The final product was released in December 2016.