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Here’s what that ‘cliff wife’ meme is all about

A YouTuber's wife literally fell off a cliff–and he filmed it.


Eilish O'Sullivan

Internet Culture

Published May 26, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 11:50 am CDT

Cliff wife can now join the ranks of curvy wife, email wife, and elf wife in the meme-verse.

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Shaun McBride, who goes by Shonduras on YouTube, filmed the moment his wife Jenny McBride fell down a cliff.

Shaun later uploaded a video of Jenny recounting the moment she fell.

“I remember turning and trying to grab … grab anything because I literally thought I was gonna die,” an emotional Jenny says. “It just changes your perspective, like even the littlest things shouldn’t bother you cause you never know. Life could change in a split second.

The video includes a disclaimer about material that may “not be suitable for some audiences.”

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Of course, the size of the cliff Jenny fell down was brought into question–with some wondering if it even constitutes as a cliff.

People were also caught up on the fact that Shaun was just there, filming the whole thing, while his wife was tumbling down the cliff.

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Others decided to meme Shaun’s now-deleted Twitter post about the incident.

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Other viral moments of the hour were also brought into the mix, including curvy wife and the guy who made a viral hoax about stealing drugs from MS-13.

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Welcome to the club of that good wife-based online content, cliff wife.


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*First Published: May 26, 2019, 12:58 pm CDT