"Dogs in pantyhose" is more than just a terrible stain on your online search history. It also happens to be the latest online fad in China. The "gou gou chuan siwa" phenomenon, as Kotaku describes it in a post that helpfully includes a warning to readers who may find photos of dogs in pantyhose offensive, kicked off when "bored" people began posting pictures of their dogs in various states of undress to Weibo, a Chinese social networking site. Heels and expressions of shame and/or apathy are optional, but highly encouraged.
This fad is, of course, dumb and it is silly. It also happens to be just the latest in a long stream of memes dedicating to embarrassing poor, defenseless pets.
I mean, duh, right? This is really the Platonic ideal of embarrassing animal memes. And what are Tumblr and Reddit for, really, if not for one, sharing pictures of pets, and two, gently mocking something?
|Cats with Bread|
What happens when you stuff a cat's face through a slice of bread? You will probably lose an eye, and you'll end up with a super silly picture perfect for sharing on Tumblr.
"Beedogs.com is the premier online repository for pictures of dogs in bee costumes." Truth.
|Texts From Dog|
This dumb dog can't even use punctuation when he texts. How embarrassing for him!
|Animals Doing People Things|
|Animals Being D***s|
These animals have a bad attitude and probably deserve to be shamed on the internet.