The #FugitiveWorksDay meme, which began trending on Twitter on August 9, 2017, was created by a user named Kasey, who was inspired by a tweet she received about a woman who went missing in a suburb of Washington, DC, on August 10, 2017.
“A white person went missing and now there’s a #FUGITIVEWORKDAY meme around it,” Kaseys tweet read.
“The #FUUUGITIVENAY meme is about how white people can’t get it.
“They’re really, really violent. “
It’s about how this is the time of year where white people get out of hand and get really violent and get to their point and then, they take it all to the next level,” she added.
“They’re really, really violent.
And they get really angry.
And then, it just starts to spread and spread.”
In her initial tweet, Kaseyn asked followers to share their photos of missing persons and “send me a picture of your missing person,” a reference to the number of people reported missing in the Washington, D.C. area during the past year.
The meme quickly gained traction, and soon, the hashtag was trending on Facebook.
Within days, the meme had more than 5,000 likes, and a few thousand tweets, as well.
The #FOGEMAN hashtag quickly gained steam on Twitter.
In late August, the user @fugitivenday, who also goes by @kaseysday, tweeted, “I was at the memorial to the #FOGEAN victim #FugaWorkDay.”
Kaseys followers quickly began sharing photos of themselves with the hashtag on social media, including a picture with their own face and a photo of the memorial.
Kashy’s followers also posted photos of their missing person memorial in front of a memorial wall, with the message, “Let the #fugitiveworkday start.”
The hashtag has since been trending on the social media platform.
Fugitives work on their feet at the #FAUGITIONSWORKDAY memorial in New York City.
#FugeesWorkDay — The Young Turks (@TheYoungTurks) August 10.
During the memorial service for the missing person in New Jersey on August 11, a young man wearing a “FUGA WORK DAY” T-shirt was among those who joined the #familieswomens march.
According to the Washington Post, the #foegateworkday hashtag was also used in the aftermath of the August 12, 2017 murder of a black man in Kansas City, Missouri, where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man named Darius White.
Following the death of Black teenager Laquan McDonald, the movement gained traction in social media with many of the #StonewallJobs protests, which were centered around the idea that corporations and wealthy white people are exploiting Black workers and denying Black people their rightful right to a decent job.
After #SonsWOMensMarch on the West Coast, #FUGEANSWORKDAY became a trending topic on Twitter and other social media platforms.
Many people in the movement believe that the #BlackLivesMatter movement is just a thinly-veiled way to attack Black people, especially the black men who are the victims of police brutality, violence, and discrimination, according to The Young Turk.
This is why I’m taking #Fugs work day pic.twitter.com/x0hZ0ZKm2H — Kaselyn Kase (@kaseykaseyn) August 12.
On August 17, the hashtags #FUTAGREENAY and #FOGETAWAY began trending in response to the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by police in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Scott, who had a valid concealed carry permit, was shot and fatally shot by Officer Michael Slager, who has since faced a federal civil rights investigation for shooting Scott after Scott failed to comply with Slager’s orders to drop his hands in the air.
The hashtag #FOAGREEDAY quickly became a hashtag in response.