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National Simp Day – June 3, 2023

National Simp Day is celebrated on June 3 every year. It is an important day that aims to break the stigma currently surrounding the term ‘simp.’ For instance, many men are called ‘simps’ when they show sympathy towards another person. The term is derogatory since it implies that the man wants to sleep with a particular woman. Women, on the other hand, are called ‘simps’ when they go all out for a man and their love is not reciprocated. The different meanings it holds based on gender are misogynistic and end up forming negative opinions. This is why it is essential to celebrate National Simp Day and put an end to the judgments we are often surrounded with.

History of National Simp Day

The definition of the word ‘simp’ has evolved over the years and has held different meanings in every century. The term was formed in 1985 by U.S. rapper Too Short, who used it in his 1985 hit ‘Pimpology.’ In the 1980s, it was a word used to describe someone as ‘overly sympathetic.’ The term was also used to describe simpletons — people who are considered stupid. However, with globalization and the emergence of numerous social media platforms, the meaning of the word changed. It now stands for a person who provides extra attention to someone in return for sex. Adversely, Urban Dictionary defines a simp as “someone who does way too much for a person they like.” The dictionary listed the word in 2005. Known as ‘simping’, the one-sided infatuation with someone can be carried out for celebrities, politicians, social media influencers, e.t.c.

In 2010, ‘simp’ continued to be used by rappers as a derogatory word. The term reached its peak popularity when it started to widely appear on TikTok in 2019. It was then frequently used on Twitch and Twitter. Since the term now stands for a negative way of showing love, the need arose to spread knowledge regarding the real meaning of the term.

The day was originally formed by JohnOfTheForest, a Twitch streamer, video gamer, and musician. He is also recognized for his simpcore songs — a subgenre of pop. Every year, he releases a sim core track to highlight the importance of the day.

National Simp Day timeline

1903
The Slang

The noun ‘simp’ appears in the New Partridge Dictionary of Slang.

1923
The Big Apple

The term appears in the “New York Times.”

2020
New Definitions

“Men's Health” describes the use of the term as “pretty messed up.”

2020
Taking Action

In December, Twitch announced it will take action against accounts of streamers using the word ‘simp.’

National Simp Day FAQs

What do simps do?

The term is a slang word defining individuals who are overly sympathetic to a person.

What does simp mean for a man?

The term is used for “men who appear to be extra caring so they can sleep with a girl.”

What is simping over a girl?

The term defines “someone who is crushing on a girl.”

How to Observe National Simp Day

  1. Post about the day

    Use your social media platforms to post about the day and why it needs to be celebrated every year. Make sure you post links that describe why being a simp is completely okay.

  2. Discuss its meaning

    A lot of people are unaware of the negative connotations of the word and need to be told why. Discuss the meaning of the word in an article, a post, or flier.

  3. Host a webinar

    To increase awareness of the day and the negative meaning behind the word today, host a webinar on your social media. This way, you will also be able to answer queries.

5 Facts About The Term ‘Simp’

  1. The introduction of simp on social media

    The first wave on TikTok and YouTube was driven by men.

  2. Google trends

    The term became extremely popular in 2018 and 2019.

  3. Another word for simp

    A synonym for simp is ‘moron.’

  4. Description in the “New York Times”

    Ezra Marcus and Jonah Bromwich describe the term as ‘a misogynist insult.’

  5. No Simp September

    The pledge was created on Reddit in September.

Why National Simp Day is Important

  1. Addresses social stigmas

    The day brings to light the social stigmas that often surround men and women who are overly emotional. The day reaffirms the fact that being emotional is not necessarily a bad thing.

  2. Increases awareness

    The widespread belief is that men aren’t sympathetic towards women unless they want to sleep with them. This is not only false but derogatory to both genders. The day helps in breaking typical stereotypes.

  3. Makes the world a better place

    Since the day removes unnecessary social stigmas and stereotypes, it ends up making the world a better place. Though the current generation may not be highly influenced by the message of the day, it will help in improving the mindset of the upcoming generations.

National Simp Day dates

YearDateDay
2023June 3Saturday
2024June 3Monday
2025June 3Tuesday
2026June 3Wednesday
2027June 3Thursday

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