Explained: Famous 'woman yelling at cat' meme making rounds on Twitter
The meme is said to have gained popularity in May this year, but who are the screaming woman and the poised cat?
JOHANNESBURG – If you’re on Twitter, you’ve probably seen a meme of a woman yelling and pointing at a cat that seems to be sitting poised and unbothered.
Apparently, the meme started becoming popular sometime in May this year and people have been sharing it using hilarious captions. But who are the woman and cat in the meme, and were they even in the same setting?
So no, they weren't in the same room. The woman in the meme is former Real House Wives Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Taylor Armstrong from a 2011 episode of the show where Armstrong was arguing with fellow cast Camille Grammer, while another fellow housewife Kyle Richards was trying to calm her down.
Check out the video below to see the episode:
The cat, who seemingly is sitting across Armstrong in the meme, is a famous Tumblr cat called Smudge The Cat, who was posted by Tumblr user deadbefordeath in June 2018.
The two pictures started being combined together as a meme where the two seem to be arguing with each other, and it's blown up on Twitter ever since.
REMOTE Mokentroll— Woman vs Cat™ (@WomanvsCat) November 6, 2019
YOU SAID Bitch I said— Woman vs Cat™ (@WomanvsCat) November 9, 2019
THAT I BLOW that you’re
YOUR MIND blowing mines pic.twitter.com/e2pcTHHZoI
HIS NAME— Woman vs Cat™ (@WomanvsCat) November 9, 2019
IS BLACK Six-lack pic.twitter.com/D3p9GWqh1c
And of course, (South) Africans decided to join in on the fun and have been using the meme with a bit of a twist.
This is Angela and Michael on every episode of 90 day fiancé 😭😭 https://t.co/WVXvbLrUY7— Papi Chulo🇳🇬 (@teeh_kay1) November 8, 2019
DStv. Dish pic.twitter.com/KFusHE4e3k— Mama ka saint (@bontle_mlambo) November 7, 2019
go shawty— simamkele (@ightimafukwicha) November 9, 2019
it’s your birthday ishobete pic.twitter.com/MfPyrAjRIX
Knife & Fork Vokken Knife pic.twitter.com/HVTwfkUBa5— Star Red (@moesuttle) November 8, 2019
“I am Xhosa” “leQhotsa” pic.twitter.com/hLprRo3SIl— The People’s RowRow (@i2RowRow) November 9, 2019