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Spicy Boys is a proposed nickname for fire ants that spawned a Change.org petition and Instagram comment raid against Hillary Clinton in the summer of 2016.
On March 24th, 2016, Tumblr user essenceworm submitted a post suggesting to "rename 'fire ants' to 'spicy boys'". Within four months, the post gathered upwards of 138,000 notes.
In late June 2016, Change.org user pupperg launched a petition urging Michelle Obama, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg to "rename fire ants to spicy boys!" (shown below). Over the next month, the petition gained over 40,900 supporters.
"It's 2016, there are 36 genders, bayblade might be a new Olympic sport, why aren't we calling fire ants 'spicey boys'"
On July 1st, The @spicy_boys Twitter feed was launched. On July 2nd, a Change.org petition titled "Spicy Boys Against The Daily Dot" was created, which accused The Daily Dot of "killing numerous good memes." The following day, The Daily Dot published an article about the petitions. On July 7th, the original pupperg Change.org petition reached the front page of the /r/ofcoursethatsathing and /r/NotTimeAndEric subreddits. Meanwhile, The Huffington Post published an article titled "It's Time To Rename Fire Ants 'Spicy Boys'."
On July 16th, iFunny user iCarlyFetish submitted an image announcing a raid against Hillary Clinton's Instagram page, encouraging viewers to comment the phrase "Spicy Boy" on uploaded images. The following day, a 4chan user submitted a post urging viewers to "go on Hillary's Instagram and spam Spicy Boy" (shown below).
During the raid, people began posting the comment "spicy boi" on Clinton's Instagram feed. On July 18th, Redditor Effective Post submitted a post asking about the "spicy boi" spam comments to the /r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit. That day, Urban Dictionary user Spicy anon submitted an entry for "Spicy Boi," defining it as "a text that has been said thousands of times under about every Instagram photo Hillary Clinton has." Meanwhile, the news sites Macleans and Coed published articles about the Instagram comment meme.
 Archive.is – Everyone go on Hillarys Instagram
 Change.org – Rename Fire Ants to Spicy Boys!
 Reddit – A petition to change the name of fire ants to spicy boys
 Reddit – Petition to rename fire ants spicy boys
 Reddit – Campaign to change the name of fire ants to spicy boys
 Tumblr (via Wayback Machine) – essenceworm
 Change.org – Spicy Boys Against The Daily Dot
 The Daily Dot – Theres more to the spicy boys petition than renaming fire ants
 Twitter- @spicy_boys
 Twitter- Important Should fire ants be called spicy boys?
 The Huffington Post – Its Time to Rename Fire Ants Spicy Boys
 Reddit – What does Spicy Boi mean?
 Urban Dictionary – Spicy Boi
 Instagram – hillaryclinton
 Coed – Why is Everyone Commenting Spicy Boi on Hillary Clintons Instagram
 Macleans – Why the phrase spicy boi is flooding Hillary Clinton’s social-media accounts
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