Arthur memes are all the rage online as of late, and while the good people of Twitter and Tumblr are delighting in repurposing screenshots from the classic children’s show, the network behind the series, WGBH, is not too happy with what’s going on.
When WGBH sees a sexually explicit Arthur meme
In a statement given to the Associated Press, WGBH spokeswoman Ellen London said that while WGBH understands the memes “have been created and shared in good fun”, the network is nevertheless “disappointed by the few that are outside of good taste”.
Chrissy Teigen, on the other hand, is totally here for it.
My timeline is sexualizing my childhood favorite, Arthur the aardvark, and quite frankly, I am here for it
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 28, 2016
I have to agree with Chrissy on this one. Like can I live, WGBH? I haven’t seen Arthur get this much hype since I was a member of its target demographic. Let us delight in dirty Arthur memes. So here’s a call to action: Make your Arthur memes as filthy as possible and don’t you ever, ever stop.
"from what I heard she got a baby by Buster" pic.twitter.com/sZd1bw9DdQ
— cheyne' nechelle (@cheynechelle) July 28, 2016
This is still the only Arthur meme that matters pic.twitter.com/nMtmZfAVJU
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) July 30, 2016
When people say "Harambe was just a gorilla" pic.twitter.com/r1GzHgLqa8
— Isaiah (@ZayTheGoat_) July 28, 2016
[Associated Press via Boston Globe]