Hundreds Of Moth Memes Have Flooded The Internet And There's A Hilarious Reason Why
Grumpy cat, Doge, Nicolas Cage - all popular memes that have grabbed our hearts in the internet age. But moths?
Although you might assume the winged creature has no business residing on your screen, apparently they're the flavour of the month and there's nothing you can do about it.
It apparently all started when Reddit user No_Reason27 posted a photo of a moth outside their home, writing: "Close up of moth outside my window."
And then it didn't take long before the internet totally lost its mind and started making memes with the image as its inspiration. Because that's what happens these days, obviously.
If you check out the photo, the moth looks kinda like an owl in hunt of its prey - which has led numerous internet users creating images of the winged creature in hunt of lamps. Because, you know, they love lamps. Round of applause for the internet.
There are some solidly executed takes on the jealous girlfriend meme
like a moth im drawn into your flame:notes: pic.twitter.com/Ie9UE6qu6v- zu (@alltimezu) September 26, 2018
A truly inspirational adaptation of the Drake Hotline Bling Meme.
And a take on the 'don't play trash' meme
moth: yo fam pass the aux- zander :ok_hand: (@ughzander) September 26, 2018
friend: u better not play trash
And then, of course, a bunch of people went ahead and created their own set of unique moth memes:
"Dad why is my sisters name Rose?"- Tyler (@tilrpayj) September 28, 2018
"Because your mother loves roses."
"No problem, Lamp." pic.twitter.com/wNXTweBsvf
This fad doesn't look like it'll go away overnight either - the hashtag #mothmemes has over 5,600 posts on Instagram and there's even an account dedicated to the phenomenon called @moth_memes, which has nearly 3,500 followers at the time of writing.
It's so popular, it's only a matter of time before the meme gets branded offensive in some way or another. They always do.
And all this because some dude took a close up shot of a random moth? I'm actually kind of impressed people have been able to draw inspiration from such a bizarrely mundane thing. Bravo, internet. You've really done well on this one... Even if I still don't really get it.