Brighten the daily lives of countless strangers by sticking this Rick Roll QR code decal onto any flat surface! The moment this sticker is scanned, it takes you to Rick Astley’s classic Never Gonna Give You Up music video. It’s waterproof and UV fade-resistant, so as long as nobody rips it off with their hands, it will troll people for years.
What is Rickrolling? Why would someone want to buy such QR code sticker? Rickrolling is a bait-and-switch prank that originated from 4chan: it involves posting a hyperlink that is supposedly relevant to the topic at hand in an online discussion, but re-directs the viewer to the music video of “Never Gonna Give You Up” a 1987 dance pop single by singer-songwriter Rick Astley. Since 2007, numerous versions of the music video on YouTube have garnered more than a billion views, largely driven by the widespread practice of Rickrolling and subsequent resurgence in popularity of the song over the following decade.
According to 4chan founder m00t, the Rickrolling phenomenon began in May 2007 when someone posted a link to Rick Astley’s music video disguised as a sneak preview for the then newly released video game Grand Theft Auto IV. Due to the high buildup of anticipation for the game at that time, many GTA fans on 4chan fell victim to the bait-and-switch prank and the joke became quite popular. If you wish to help keeping this trend alive and piss off countless people, you can get the Rick Roll QR code sticker on Amazon or Etsy.