Seven-year-old Knickers has been the source of a lot of online conversations this week. In the span of just a few days, the big cow has sparked an almost inescapable meme that permeates our news feed.
Knickers is over 7 feet tall and weighs over 3,000 pounds. He or she (there’s some debate as to Knickers’ gender) is literally a giant among lesser cows.
— 7 News Central Queensland (@7NewsCQ) November 27, 2018
After a news outlet released images of Knickers, people from all over the web began to retweet it and show it off to their friends. Knickers was called a good cow, a tall boy, and more, because the internet never knows when to stop.
The Washington Post wrote an article correcting people and letting them know that Knickers is, in fact, a steer (a neutered male) and thus, naturally larger than the average cow. The writer explains that the images of Knickers surrounded by cows capitalize the difference in sizes because the surrounding cows are calves, smaller than the average cow. This also made people angry.
(we will not be reading the replies to this tweet, thx)
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 28, 2018
Please and thank you pic.twitter.com/Kx9jurnLit
— JJ (@AvegnoJj) November 28, 2018
No matter the argument or context, we can all agree that Knickers is a big animal and that the photos of him surrounded by smaller bovines are adorable.
Knickers is a perfect stand-in for all of us in different situations, like when you’re going to a party where everyone is outrageously cool, or when you’re still shopping in Forever 21 despite the fact that you’re well into your thirties. Knickers is all of us, and that’s what makes the best memes work. Check out some of our favorite tweets:
Me still trying to shop at Forever 21 pic.twitter.com/Cc60PVKfxq
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) November 28, 2018
saw people tweeting about a huge cow and in my cynicism believed it couldn’t possibly be big enough to warrant this much attention. I was wrong. absolutely massive.
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) November 27, 2018
Why does Knickers, the largest cow, not merely eat all the other cows? pic.twitter.com/bkxSxZEUoi
— #1 Knickers The Cow Fan Account (@twlldun) November 28, 2018
did knickers write this pic.twitter.com/NzJFxn6N6l
— becca (@bvrcoe) November 27, 2018
THEM: we’ll bring you but you gotta be cool
ME: for sure for sure
THEM: we’re serious
ME: i got you bro you won’t even know i’m there
ME, AT THE THING: pic.twitter.com/uK3bT8K8jQ
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) November 28, 2018