I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I spend entirely too much time looking at puppies on Instagram.
But it’s so worth it.
I can’t even take it.
So I was browsing Instagram recently looking for my puppy/#FoodPorn/nail art fix, and this photo posted by DailyPuppy (my personal favorite) stopped me dead in my scrolling.
Hashtag WTF? It took me a minute to even process. This was NOT a puppy. This was not even a guy who looks sweet and cuddly LIKE a puppy. And I can’t even tell if his eyebrows are sexy or not.
I wasn’t going to freak out, but I hoped this wouldn’t be a regular occurrence. I follow DailyPuppy for the cute canines, not teen thugs and rims on Dodge Chargers. And it also made me wonder who’s running this damn account…
And then I thought, “Oh, but I better people ARE freaking the F out.” So I pulled up all the comments…
I mean…#Wow. People. Were. Going. BALLISTIC. Who knew that a picture of a human when folks are expecting an animal could trigger so much RAGE?!
My personal favorite is: “THIS AINT NO PUPPY THAS A BLACK GUY THIS AINT NO PUPPY”
No shit, bro.
And the person who said “Where is the puppy I’m freaking out.” Like, were his hands clammy? Did he feel a panic attack coming on? Was he about to pop a bunch of pills and end it all? #DeathByInstagram
Luckily, I screen shotted these gems because the photo (and its incredible commentary) was taken down soon after. Sure, maybe it was a hack. Or maybe that IS DailyPuppy’s friend/boyfriend/crush (I bet her parents are proud). Whatever is it, it just goes to show how much our cultures obsesses over puppy pics and social media standards. Yet, maybe they should focus some of that energy on other things…