Humans have aspired to flight for centuries—even after we somewhat achieved it. Despite our own accomplishments, we still stop to watch a particularly majestic fowl take flight. The internet, predictably, has conspired to gleefully ruin any admiration you might have had for birds as a result. It all started when Twitter user @Elvysh got to work.
And as he quickly learned, no content is above (0r, rather, below) going viral.
So popular was the content that @eIvysh was, dare we say, bitter?
me: (makes an articulated tweet, takes me hours to come up with)— emery @ shadowban (@eIvysh) April 24, 2018
me: lmao look at these pics of birds with their wings photoshopped out-
twitter: AJSKSJDKSKFKAKDKSKFLALSJD !!!
if i could get even the slightest fraction of the response on my tweets about DC that my dumb bird tweet did my life would be 10% better— emery @ shadowban (@eIvysh) April 24, 2018
But it was too late. Like an Olympic torch, Twitter took it and ran, nay, flew with it.
do not be sad bc the bird is wingless. the bird is not actually wingless, the photo is edited. no sadness required upon viewing— chynna (@bumkejk) April 25, 2018
Trying to write a literature review and all I can think about is birds without wings ffs— M@ (@matthewk345) April 25, 2018
There's nothing like a diabolical alliance between Photoshop and Twitter to remind us that wingless birds are even funnier than flightless birds, to the relief of penguins and emus everywhere.