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Are furries trying to poison your kids with detergent pods?

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Update (12 Jan): YouTube removed the Tide Pod Pizza video. Here's a copy in China.

Well, if you're familiar with the concept of Betteridge's Law, then you should already know the answer to that question. Hint: it's no. However, it's certainly an odd question to even present without a reason. So why ask?

Pousta, a Spanish language news site that covers fashion, design, music, and trends, posted an article about an early “fashion” of 2018 (Spanish). It covers a recent Internet meme around the consumption of detergent pods, and particularly its growth because of a video. This video is one of a furry YouTuber named Majira Strawberry with fellow fursuiter Arrin. The video ends with Arrin cooking a cheese pizza decorated with detergent pods.

Ruining perfectly good pizza seems to be a thing furries have been doing lately. One slightly more edible, but still disturbing concoction, was candy corn pizza. Created by a furry to seemingly poke fun at Halloween putting seasonal flavors on everything, or perhaps they hoped to get the pineapple and anti-pineapplers to agree that some things are too sweet to put on pizza (I would hope). Regardless, the scary Halloween-topped pie went viral, to the point where people on the Today show gave the confection a shot. Spoiler alert, the toppings spoiled the pizza. So why are furries so good at ruining perfectly good pizza with unorthodox toppings? I blame the Ninja Turtles.

Going back to the consumption of detergent pods, though, the trend of it being a joke to eat them didn't start in the fandom, or in 2018. It started because of legitimate complaints from consumers about these chemically dangerous items looking similar to candy. According to Know your Meme, these complaints started to increase around 2012, forcing a response from Procter & Gamble to help try and inform consumers to keep these not-so-delectable items out of the reach of children.

So basically what Arrin did here was mix the viral twitter candy corn pizza idea with the detergent pods meme to create the unappetizing pie.

In the end though, it’s interesting that Pousta didn’t notice this possibly harmful meme until a furry did something with it. Since this was evolving for about 5 years, it’s certainly not a new item as the headline claims. Someone there might be a bit too into the fandom if that’s where they’re leaning towards.

Compare this to Vox’s coverage, which claims that a YouTuber doing things with it may mean the pod-eating joke is on its last legs. Furries do ruin everything, and apparently the same goes for Internet culture. I guess we’ll have to end with another question, is YouTube where memes go to die?

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I don't even know what to say. Strange that the other article apparently doesn't mention that Majira's video starts with a "do not try this at home" warning. But in any case, if you're stupid enough to imitate a video with a warning and that is clearly being humorous then its your own fault.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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What about 9 months ago with College Humor?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM6wanZOLtk

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That is mentioned on the know your meme webpage as part of the 5 years of its evolution.

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"A bit too into the fandom"? There is no such thing! XD

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To be fair... it's where I learned about the Tide Pod thing...

So it was a shot at myself as well in a way

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Ive known about this for a very long time. But then i used to work at walmart and even had to change out all the clear tubs for the solid orange ones

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Aww, pobrecitos! They seem to be really struggling adorably with the concept of furries.

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Forbidden fruit candy making!

Not furry, but kinda amusing and absolutely fascinating.

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Looks like Youtube took down the video!

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They did. I've replaced it with an alternative source (which alas, does not embed well).

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I see our "pivot to video" is working out for us just as well as it is for everyone else.

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How about furries (who pride themselves on their supposed diversity and eccentricity of imagination) stop jumping on stupid normie memes, or is that too much to ask for?

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Yes.

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Oh no... this thread is now going to become a hive of scum and meme-ry. We must be cautious.

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Sam and Max join the fray:
https://twitter.com/dosnostalgic/status/953843432937713664

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No, Facebook is where memes die.

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