Gamers Rise Up! In an attempt to parody social media campaigns where participants change their profile pictures to a color to express solidarity such as Blue for Sedan and LGBTQ+ Pride Month, "oppressed gamers" are changing their profile pictures to yellow for the month of July.
Change your profile pic to yellow to raise awareness for gamers during gamer pride month ???????? pic.twitter.com/leNhEmR2iB— trickmemes (@Trickassbichh) July 2, 2019
Twitter user @jakegrnr posted an image of Sonic the Hedgehog to announce the end of pride month and the start of "gamer month." This image was eventually reposted to different gaming subreddits and iFunny where the below text explaining the idea comes from. From there the popularity of the idea began to spread.
The idea has gained a lot of momentum on both Twitter and Instagram with popular meme accounts such as @lushsux embracing the idea.
Gamers are a more oppressed group than the Sudanese #Gamersriseup— Desmond Goldsmith Jr (@DesmondGoldsmi4) July 3, 2019