One of the earliest known and most well-known instances of the use of Gaben is used by remix artist Mastgrr based on Fatboy Slim’s 1998 single “Fucking in Heaven,” gaining over 3.1 million views (shown below, left). On October 19th, 2011, YouTuber STBlackST posted a remix that gained over 1.2 million views (shown below, right).
The nickname “GabeN” followed Newell in parodies online years after it peaked in popularity. For example, on February 12th, 2017, YouTuber grandayy posted a Shooting Stars remix featuring “GabeN,” gaining over 5.7 million views (shown below, left). On January 6th, 2019, theScore eSports posted an explainer of the GabeN meme, gaining over 730,000 views (shown below, right).
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