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Hilarious meme asks: ‘Would you still love me if I didn’t have skin?’

Ah, love!


Ignacio Martinez

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 28, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 8:28 pm CDT

There are all kinds of ways to measure love, but perhaps this is the greatest test of all: Would you still love your significant other if they didn’t have any skin? When Twitter user @niall_gee apparently said “no,” it led to a domestic squabble.

The hypothetical conundrum is weird, for sure, and even calls to mind an infamous SpongeBob quote about having “glass bones and paper skin.” But many folks inspired by @niall_gee have asked their partners if they would stay loyal even if they did not have skin. (@niall_gee did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.) 

Some are arguing the deathly serious logistics of the very silly question.

Some Twitter users noted that an example of what a skinless human looks like can be found in the anime staple Attack on Titan. The mascot antagonist of the series, the Colossal Titan, defies basic anatomy and exists without skin. Confronted with this situation, it appears that many people would be willing to work through it.

Perhaps the question is just as petty as getting upset with a partner for something they did in a dream. But if they won’t stick around after you become a nightmarish body horror ghoul, is it really true love?


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*First Published: Jan 28, 2019, 8:31 pm CST