By ASHLEE GRAHAM – If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that the internet loves memes. They can’t get enough of them – from moths, to Kermit the frog, now to an egg. That’s right, there’s a new star taking over the spotlight in 2019, a brown egg. No, guys, I’m not kidding.
The instagram account @world_record_egg posted a photo of a regular brown egg we all know and love on Instagram on January 4, with the caption, “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million!) We got this🙌”.
Senior Sky Russick says “I dislike certain Kardashians, so it’s good to know that the world finds an egg more pleasing than the Kardashians.”
There are so many social media pages made daily by accounts in the hopes to do what this little egg had, but usually max out around 15 likes, only from their friends who find the idea funny. What makes this egg so special? Literally no one knows. Instagramers are scrambling to find the owner. So far the owner of the account has yet to come forward, there is no information on the current world record holder of instagram likes (unless you’re counting their egg facade).
Junior Connor McQuaide states, “Let’s be honest, everybody knows I love the Kardashians (especially Kylie). But, I think it’s hilarious that a pic of an EGG beat the world record by 3 times the amount of likes. I love how Instagram is embracing this, and I can’t wait to see what’s coming next (maybe Kylie’s second baby)!”
The previous record holder, Kylie Jenner, expressed her ruffled feathers over the situation on January 14th, where she posted a meme of herself trying to fry an egg on the hot ground captioned, “Take that little egg!”. No yolk, but the egg has beaten her record (of baby Stormi holding her thumb) by a whopping 25 million likes currently, and the rate is climbing faster than before. The egg has been boiling over with so much publicity that the hashtag “#EggGang” was created and merch has been made claiming, “I liked the egg.”
Junior Sarah Denver says, “I think the world record egg is fun and innovative. I think it was started to be just a trend like most other things in the years past, it will eventually blow over. I like that someone made an egg reach over Kylie Jenner’s record and maybe more records can be broken in a fun and creative way.”
I’m all about a good laugh, but I can’t bring myself to stand behind a famous egg photo. It’s not even a real egg. Controversial feelings and opinions are being expressed about the rEGGord, it’s all the rave on all social media sights. Whether you love or hate the egg, this is a sign that the meme pool for 2019 is going to be egg-celent.
[Photo by Ashlee Graham]
Photo Caption: “Junior Connor McQuaide shows off his support for the egg.”
Ashlee is a senior and is a second year reporter for the High Arrow. Her favorite part about journalism is being able to inform the student body about things happening at IHS.