The leaves are falling, the first real snowfall of the year has hit certain parts of the world, and the internet has a new meme it's fallen in love with. Picture it: Two images, side by side. One features a teary-eyed woman angrily yelling, another captures a particularly angry looking cat. Yes, the internet is in love with the Woman Yelling At A Cat meme; the phenomenon even made its way into a few Halloween costumes. But what is the cat meme, exactly, and how did it become so popular? Well, firstly, t he meme's virality is due to simple happenstance, of course.
What is The Cat Meme, and Why Is That Woman Yelling? An Explanation of the Hilarious Viral Moment
Woman yelling at cat: How Smudge the cat became the best meme of
The meme has inspired countless laughs, but the story behind the woman in the meme, Taylor Armstrong, has a very difficult origin. These photos together is making me lose it pic. Armstrong also revealed after filing for divorce and speaking out about the alleged abuse, her former husband died by suicide. The resulting fight led to the image now famous in the Woman Yelling at a Cat meme.
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One night in , without a seat, Smudge stole one from a salad-eating guest. In the now-famous image, Smudge -- ears tense and mouth ajar -- appears at once confused, revolted and dejected about the greens in front of him. Both the images of Taylor Armstrong and Smudge were already widely used as reaction memes online, but together they became one of the most popular jokes on the internet. The cat even has some famous friends, including Snoop Dogg , former NFL linebacker Bruce Davis, who was filmed wearing one of the Smudge T-shirts , and wrestler-actor John Cena, who has posted the memes on his Instagram account on multiple occasions.
There's no reason for you to know about a white cat named Smudge who lives in Canada, except that he's the face of one of the most popular memes of The "women yelling at a cat" meme is as versatile as it is iconic — it has been used for everything from arguing about pronunciations and interpretations to describing ultra-emotional drunken moments to referencing headlines and combining with other memes. The simple composite of a screengrab from a reality-TV show and a photo of an angry white cat has become so popular that it's generated epic Halloween costumes , Etsy-like home goods , and a protest sign in Guatemala. However, the meme's story doesn't start on May 1, when a Twitter user with the handle missingegirl shared the first known tweet with these pictures side by side. The massively viral tweet — which has over , likes and comments — not only launched the composite image into 's mainstream memeosphere, but demonstrated the internet's ability to bring a second life to outdated content that didn't take off the first time around.