>>115993832>It's a defensive attempt to appear zany and fun
I can attest to this. Back in 2015 or so, before the basedface became a meme, I was already doing it. I knew I was too repulsive and looked too much like a loser to successfully be taken seriously by presenting myself seriously so I hopped into a clown costume instead. With the clown suit, nobody takes me seriously but at the same time, since I'm making them laugh, when people laugh, they're at least laughing with me rather than at me but ultimately, it is rooted in my inability to present myself seriously. I wasn't as carefree as I appeared to be. I still desired to be the muscular guy with tight-fit, fashionable clothing, trending shoes and a fresh haircut but lacked the self-discipline to manifest that vision.>sorta like a pout and peace sign to seem cool and chill
I don't think I've seen any non-Asian do the peace sign. I don't think I've ever seen this.>or a wink and a tongue out to look cute and peppy
I think this one's genuine though. I think it's like when some drunk, carefree, fun guy smiles and, with a beer in his hand, raises a thumbs up. While I understand it's a standardised thing to do like the others, I think the people who do it are sincere. I think they really are the carefree, fun people they're pretending to be. These are the people who engage in partying in their 20s, right? Aren't they as fun-loving (or shallow, you might say) as they appear to be? Can you attest to their insecurity?