- Cynthia Nixon embodies feminist rage in viral video 4 Years Ago
- Samsung factory shuts down amid confirmed coronavirus case 4 Years Ago
- Bebe Rexha says she won’t be ‘imprisoned’ by bipolar disorder Today 2:33 PM
- The ‘your music saved me’ meme celebrates the wackiest influences of our time Today 2:20 PM
- This guy slapped his mom’s boobs for a TikTok and, honestly, it’s exhausting Today 12:37 PM
- Jif peanut butter and Giphy have joined forces on how to pronounce ‘GIF’ Today 12:19 PM
- This dad threw a 1-year HRT party for his trans son and the internet can’t get enough of it Today 11:44 AM
- This petition wants Pornhub to be shut down for good Today 11:03 AM
- Pete Buttigieg’s speech voice is suspiciously like Obama’s Today 10:56 AM
- Exposé about Bernie staffer’s Twitter leads to his firing—and an online class war Today 10:40 AM
- Netflix adds Top 10 feature to showcase what’s popular Today 10:24 AM
- YouTube permanently bans ‘news’ channel that said impeachment was ‘Jew coup’ Today 10:21 AM
- FIFA pro banned from all EA games following threatening rant Today 10:16 AM
- Lucasfilm announces new franchise of ‘Star Wars’ tie-in books and comics Today 9:33 AM
- YouTube yanks revenue from controversial star who faked his girlfriend’s death Today 9:26 AM
When Squatty Potty dropped a commercial in early November for its plastic chair-like medical device, no one expected the company to become a viral meme. But thanks to a magical, big-eyed unicorn—and a soft-serve cone full of rainbow delights—the #SquattyPotty juggernaut is rocketing towards the Internet hall of fame.
The original ‘unicorn poop’ commercial has over 8 million YouTube views, and over 40 million on Facebook. Its Instagram account is stoked by fandom—yes, people take selfies with a tool designed to help them poop more easily. For a couple of weeks after the commercial launch, #unicornpoop was trending on Twitter. Though Squatty Potty had humble origins, begging for initial investments on Shark Tank, it is now firmly a thing.
The latest installment in the unicorn poop fantasia is an autotuned chillout slow-jam remix featuring everyone’s favorite straining unicorn and vaguely creepy, winking Prince Charming. Like so many other installments in the surrealist comedy canon, the latest video features smiling children who seem totally clueless about the weirdness around them.
Now let’s just hope someone comes along to save that poor unicorn soon—before it has an aneurysm.
Screengrab via Squatty Potty 🙂/YouTube
Mary Emily O'Hara is an LGBTQ reporter. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, NBC Out, Daily Dot, Broadly, Vice, the Daily Beast, the Advocate, Huffington Post, DNAinfo, Al Jazeera, and Portland's Pulitzer Prize-winning newsweekly Willamette Week, among other outlets.