“Woman Yelling at Cat” meme takes over the internet

By: David M. Higgins II

Mechanicsville, MD- We see them every day on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Reddit. The classic meme attempting to be funny. And every once in a while one lights the internet up like a wildfire.

The meme actually has a history dating back to about 8 years ago. The “yelling woman” is actually Taylor Armstrong from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Then on June 18, 2018, on Tumblr deadbeforedeath posted a meme of the cat with the caption,” he not like vegetals”

The cat in question has actually been identified as Smudge the Cat who boasts an Instagram following of over 280,000 followers. 

“Woman yelling” and “confused cat” would have continued to exist as two separate memes, until on May 1 of this year when Twitter user @MISSINGEGIRL tweeted the two images side-by-side.

“These photos together is making me lose it,” she wrote, and it didn’t take long before the tweet to go viral, amassing over 78,000 retweets and 275,000 likes in just over three months.

So we come to today, where the meme has evolved and taken over news feeds, Twitter feeds, and just about every other social media feed. Here are a few of the “cleaner” ones we have located. Please add yours to the Facebook thread!


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