This 'little piggy' tweet ruined everyone's childhood.

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This ‘little piggy’ tweet just ruined everyone’s childhood

Never love anything again.


Kristina Nguyen

Internet Culture

With the rise of increasingly available information right at our fingertips, it’s no surprise that we’ve encountered our fair share of childhood-ruining facts.

Where were you when you found out that Principal Rooney from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was a registered sex offender? Or that the Disney fairytales you loved so much were actually pretty twisted?

Well, here’s another one for you. Remember the little piggy who went to market? It turns out he wasn’t just buying apples.

The revelation was shared on Twitter by user AngelicGirlxD, whose viral tweet shocked generations of kids who thought the little piggy just needed to do some grocery shopping.

Some users were straight up in denial and took on a loose interpretation of the nursery rhyme instead.

“I’m calling in death of the author and post-structuralist theory here to say that the modern transmission of meaning around this story means that this pig definitely did go food shopping and he’s living with his family now and is very happy,” user Julie Muncy wrote.

Either way, we can be certain this won’t be the last life-ruining fact we’ll be running into.

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