fight against child abuse because someone out there on the internets said it would make a difference. (As one of my friends posted: “Change your profile picture to a cartoon character for da month to make a stand against child abuse! Keep it gooooin’!!!!”) (Um, I mean former friends.) 2) To get all the photos of ugly people off of Facebook. Or 3) To honor your childhood.Last night, 28 of my closest Facebook friends (I barely know most of them) changed their profile pictures to cartoon characters, according to my news feed. After a quick Google search, I’ve concluded that the madness can be attributed to one of the following: 1) To show your support for the
Regardless of the reason for the meme — all are good causes, especially No. 2 — I was game.
Shockingly, the decision wasn’t as hard as I had anticipated. I immediately weeded out every Disney princess — because unless we’re talking about their hair, they’re not all that interesting. I wanted an unsung hero of the cartoon world, a side player worthy of lauding.
I briefly considered choosing Miss Miller from Alvin and the Chipmunks because we share a similar love for blush, and I’ve wanted a pink car like hers for more than two decades. But she wears blue eye shadow. Unforgivable. The clear best choice was Lucifer from Cinderella, who taught me when I was a tot that it’s important to smile when I screw people over. Plus, how awesome is his kitty dance?
The deadline to replace your profile picture with one of your favorite cartoon is apparently today. But it’s a meme. We can make this go on forever if we choose, PopWatchers. So tell me: Have you gotten into the action? And which cartoon did you choose?
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