Happy Friday everyone! As a society, we are incredibly obsessive. We go through crazes where people become obsessed with celebrities and icons in pop culture: One Direction or pet rocks for example. The latest quirky obsession seems to be sloths.
The first hint of slothmania occurred when Kristen Bell was on Ellen DeGeneres and showed a video clip of her intense emotional reaction to her boyfriend giving her a sloth for the day as a birthday present. Since seeing this video, I have encountered a few sloth lovers, but I have noticed in the past few weeks that this sloth craze is taking over. At first I thought that this sloth love was specific to my friends at Butler because a lot of the girls in Theta love sloths, but my friends from back home have been tweeting and posting on Facebook about it too.
The most comparable thing I can think of is the mustache craze that recently happened. For whatever reason, mustaches became a pop culture icon. Mustaches have been printed on t-shirts, phone cases, and made into necklaces. There really is no reason that mustaches became popular, and there is really no reason that sloths are following the same pattern. I don’t hate on people who go along with fads because it is fun to be a part of something that everyone else loves too, but I don’t get it. Quite frankly, sloths terrify me. I Google Image searched sloths before writing this post, and I couldn’t look at them for longer than two seconds.
Maybe people think sloths are cute because they are kind of quirky and move really slow, but I’m not sure what is appealing about that. Honestly, they freak me out a little bit, but to each their own. Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading
Kristen Bell & Sloths