Caught In 4K
Caught in the act
They caught him stealing cookies in 4K!
|Go viral||To become popular on the Internet|
|Cancel||Shut down or force out|
|CEO of||The best at|
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|IYKYK||If you know you know|
TikTok, Twitter, and other social media users use caught in 4K to mean "caught red-handed" or "caught in the act." This phrase is used when a celebrity or other user is caught doing something they shouldn't have.
The phrase caught in 4K originated in a YouTube comedy sketch called How Lawyers Always Get Rappers Off. In the video, a fake lawyer wonders how his fake client managed to be recorded committing crimes in 4K. Nearly a year later, the phrase migrated to Twitter, where it was used in a post that went viral.
Now, users across multiple social media platforms say someone was caught in 4K whenever there is clear, documented evidence that the person did something stupid and/or wrong. Some users may add the 4K logo to their "caught in 4K" posts, even though their evidence is usually not actually presented in 4K. (This is part of the joke.)