It’s always interesting to put a name to the face, even when it comes to memes.
There are many things which can make us laugh…
Jokes, songs, films – the usual stuff. However, pets truly take the crown when it comes to raising a grin and a smile. In particular, cats and dogs have long flooded the internet in videos and pictures, bringing joy to us all.
Social media has made many lovely felines unknowing megastars; just look at how much Grumpy Cat took off!
It seems there will always be one iconic cat floating around the internet at one given time, and right now, it’s undoubtedly one which appears rather confused and unimpressed at a dinner table.
The popular meme format shows a woman asserting an argument – written in text – with the text on the cat’s side offering an opposing argument.
you heard the cat pic.twitter.com/0knAZfSek9— Woman yelling at a cat memes (@womanyellingcat) November 9, 2019
Who is the woman yelling at the cat?
Her face has been cemented in the meme-sphere forever, but she was already famous!
It’s Taylor Armstrong from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The 48-year-old American TV personality was a recurring presence on the show from 2010 to 2016, while also appearing as herself in the likes of The Hills and Couples Therapy.
The image is taken from an episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 2, in which Taylor erupts into a huge argument with another member of the cast, Camille Grammer.
This happened after Camille was caught gossiping about a rather sensitive subject involving Taylor; she had told fellow cast members about her husband allegedly abusing her. As noted by The Tab, he committed suicide after the allegations and divorce proceedings.
Woman Yelling at Cat meme origin
According to Know Your Meme, the image of the cat – called Smudge, by the way! – looking confused at a table appeared on Tumblr on June 19th, 2018. The user who posted it was ‘deadbeforedeath’.
The hilarious post was captioned “he no like vegetals”. It seriously took off, with the same source highlighting that it was reblogged over 50,000 times over the course of the year.
Now that’s impressive!
In the present day, it has a totally new meaning. Meme culture has embraced Smudge wholeheartedly, to say the least. It’s uncertain who made the first meme in the popular format as we know it now, but this is believed to be and reportedly the source.
“Woman Yelling at Cat” Framed ordered! pic.twitter.com/DvEo4CrjGB— Thomas Vallez (@thomvallez) September 8, 2019
Follow Smudge the Cat on Instagram!
If any cat deserves its own Insta, it’s Smudge.
You can head over and find it at @smudge_lord; it’s doing brilliantly so far, already bagging a whopping 1.1 million followers.
In a recreation post of the dinner table image, the cat’s proud owner wrote: “I was so excited for one million followers that I made the face again! What’s your favourite picture of me so far? Thank you so much for everyone who’s followed so far.”
It’s pretty hard to choose!
In other news, check out these hilarious Smudge the Cat memes.