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Hundreds Of Moth Memes Have Flooded The Internet And There's A Hilarious Reason Why

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.

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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."

Credit: Reddit/u/No_Reason27
Credit: Reddit/u/No_Reason27

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

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A truly inspirational adaptation of the Drake Hotline Bling Meme.

Credit: dani_d00dles/Instagram
Credit: dani_d00dles/Instagram

And a take on the 'don't play trash' meme

And then, of course, a bunch of people went ahead and created their own set of unique moth memes:

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.

Topics: Viral, Social Media, Reddit, Meme

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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