Girl Tracing Cat

Girl Tracing Cat

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Girl Tracing Cat refers to a series object label memes based on a photograph of a young girl holding down a cat and tracing the outline of the cat, only to reveal a crudely drawn picture of the cat. Online, people have used the meme to discuss poor imitations of various products, properties and culture artifacts.


On August 2nd, 2018, Instagram [1] user Nguyen Quang posted a picture of their sister tracing a kitten and the end result. They captioned the posts (shown below), "Đây là em gái mình, khi cô giáo giao bài tập về nhà là "vẽ con mèo nhà em"!" (translation: "This is my sister, when the teacher gave her homework 'draw your cat!'"

M NON Ds váo so chdng nhan Sd:A36-201&/ CN


Several weeks later, on August 26th, Twitter [2] user @anxwz posted the images. The post received more than 235,000 retweets and 687,000 likes in 24 hours.

The following day, Twitter[3] user @mryyyyym responded to the post with an object-labeled version of the image with the labels "me" on the cat and "life" on the girl. The post (shown below, left) received more than 630 retweets and 2,800 likes in 24 hours.

On August 28th, Redditor [4] Bernard_Carr posted a variation that criticizes music streaming service Apple Music for being an imitation of the music streaming service Spotify. The post (shown below, center) received more than 39,000 points (90% upvoted) and 585 comments.

That day, the meme was posted on the /r/MemeEconomy, [5] where it received more than 29,000 points (87% upvoted) and 3,000 comments in 24 hours.

Over the next several hours, Redditors began posting variation of the meme, expressing what they find to be imitations of various products (example below, right).

me Spotify Apple music Epic Game PUBG Fortnite

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valvé Discord steam chat Microsoft GIRL CAT f* DRAWING OF CAT
Microsoft Slack reddit Hey can I copy your homework? Sure, just make it look diftfrerent so that t doesn't look lke you just copied it Sure thing this meme YouTube Netflix YouTube red

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in reply to Artichoke

I can't wait for OL memes to die. This is an exploitable format for people who hated exploitables and can't be bothered to spend even 30 minutes editing their submissions so they just crudely slap some images and text together.
The last exploitable I found amusing was probably that CalArts TCR thing.


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