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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?

Picture: Twitter

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.

And of course, (South) Africans decided to join in on the fun and have been using the meme with a bit of a twist.

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