Pigzilla

Pigzilla

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Updated Feb 14, 2018 at 03:10PM EST by Matt.

Added Feb 14, 2018 at 02:47PM EST by Matt.

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Pigzilla refers to a viral video of a massive wild board eating out of a dumpster.

Origin

On February 6th, 2018, the Facebook [1] account tu.com.hk published a video of a massive wild board eating out of a dumpster. The video (shown below) received more than 3,100 reactions, 7,600 shares and 700,000 views in less than one week.

According to News.com.au,[10] the video was shot by videographer Tu Dong, who was walking his children to school in Hong Kong.



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Less than one week later, Twitter [2] user @TJmaxxx1987 posted an image of the pig juxtaposed with a picture of Bebop from The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon with the captioned "You vs. the guy she tells you not to worry about…". The post (shown below, left) received more than 850 retweets and 2,800 likes in two days.

The following day, CBS News tweeted[3] an image of the pig with the caption "Gigantic wild boar dubbed "Pigzilla" seen rummaging through dumpster." The post (shown below, center) received more than 2,200 retweets and 4,100 likes in 24 hours.

On February 14th, Twitter[4] user @bea_ker posted an object labeling version of the image with the words "Me" over the boar, "a fucking great bin full of rubbish" over the dumpster and "My friend trying to stop me eating rubbish" over the other boars in the video. The image (shown below, right) received more than 180 retweets and 1,200 likes in less than 24 hours.


You vs the guy she tells you not to worry about... #Pigzilla CBS News @CBSNews Gigantic wild boar dubbed "Pigzilla" seen rummaging through dumpster cbsn.ws/2nSRqGg /r A f------ great bin full of rubbish y friends trying t stop me eating rubbis

On February 13th, Twitter[5] published a Moments page to archive the reaction to the video.

Several media outlets covered the popularity of Pigzilla, including The Daily Mail,[6] Mashable,[7] CBS,[8] Newsweek[9] and more.

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