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If you’re from the Austin, Texas area, you’re probably familiar with Pluckers Wing Bar. But you may want to pass up a visit after Pluckers’ latest tweet, lest you grab a side of male pregnancy with your wings.
On Monday night, the official @Pluckers Twitter account posted a picture of Phineas Flynn from Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb with a bulging, seemingly pregnant belly. Phineas, who is presumably teenaged or younger, has both of his hands on his comically enlarged stomach and is looking down at it, smiling, along with a small heart next to his face.
@Pluckers captioned the picture with: “me after all you can eat wings.” It racked up over 2,800 retweets, 7,700 likes, and over 1,000 replies.
For the uninitiated, @Pluckers’ tweet is a fetish edit seemingly referencing one or more kinks: “mpreg,” or male pregnancy, “feederism,” or sexual gratification from consuming a large amount of food, and/or “voreaphilia,” or sexual gratification from consuming another person.
All three kinks are particularly common in fandom circles, with male pregnancy regularly satirized on the internet. Case in point, here’s SpongeBob pregnant with Shrek’s baby.
I’m so, so sorry.
Anyway, Pluckers’ tweet isn’t going viral just because it’s a kink edit: it’s 18+ artwork of an underage character. Phineas is at least under 15 years old according to the Phineas and Ferb Fandom Wiki. Add fetishism into the mix, and Twitter showed zero chill toward Pluckers’ tweet.
Something isn’t right pic.twitter.com/plMwfgZI2m— Sleepy Cyndaquil (@SleepyCyndaquil) February 5, 2019
Others were tortured with their forbidden knowledge about mpreg and feederism. They understood why the @Pluckers tweet is going viral, and yet, they couldn’t reveal their Extremely Online exposure to the DeviantART kink world.
I hate that I can explain the replies to this on-the-surface innocent tweet about being full https://t.co/S0ZigwSVGk— Gene Park (@GenePark) February 5, 2019
im so torn about pluckers because on one hand its hilarious that a corporation would just post phineas and ferb mpreg out of nowhere, but on the second hand hes a child and then on the third hand this is just what corporations want. They lure us in using the mpreg.— KANAN DAY PART 1 (@kananswife) February 6, 2019
if I wake up tomorrow and see the fucking pluckers wing bar phineas mpreg shit on my dash again, I'm personally gonna block a bitch. Good Night— Luna (@CheekyMonados) February 6, 2019
Some even wondered if Pluckers was aware that the meme was a kink post of an underage character.
in today’s episode of brands trying to be relatable: pluckers tweets an mpreg phineas and ferb edit https://t.co/9r0NhOYfE3— aramis (@magnolyena) February 5, 2019
Brands, please hire people who will be able to tell you if something is a kink edit before you post it https://t.co/NtgHkQ1xLr— Petrana 冰冰 Radulovic (@Pet_rana) February 6, 2019
It’s unclear for now. But if brands are turning toward depression and kink edits of children’s cartoons to reach customers, late capitalism is about to get very interesting.
sunny d: maybe depression sadposting will resonate with the teens— bandit (@banditVEVO) February 5, 2019
young ppl: fuck you
pluckers wing bar: what if.. mpreg phineas and ferb
Lest we forget the time Barnes and Noble tweeted Pokémon vore pic.twitter.com/uLLNFLclSu— Titan Ollie (@0llieD0g) February 6, 2019
Update 11:50am CT, Feb. 6: After the Daily Dot approached Pluckers for comment, the restaurant chain deleted the tweet and apologized for its “hidden meaning.”
“The effects of this tweet were unintentional. Much like us, the hidden meaning was lost on our fan base as well since we regularly receive much bigger responses to our tweets,” Pluckers told the Daily Dot over Facebook Messenger. “We apologize for our ignorance and anyone that we have unintentionally offended, and have since removed the tweet.”
Ana Valens is a reporter specializing in online queer communities, marginalized identities, and adult content creation. She is Daily Dot's Trans/Sex columnist. Her work has appeared at Vice, Vox, Truthout, Bitch Media, Kill Screen, Rolling Stone, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and spends her free time developing queer adult games.