Back in the nineties, Arthur was my favourite show – in the world. To be fair, if it’s on when I’m at home nowadays I’ll still give it a watch.
However the recent surge of Arthur memes have certainly tainted the innocent kids show with a twist of sinister darkness – something I personally find rather hilarious.
A lot of the memes are pretty innocent, however the bulk of them are like something from a Henry Miller book – depicting Arthur’s sexual escapades with his sister DW and a lot of other dark shit too, reports Gizmodo.
But some people in the world aren’t seeing the funny side – and it’s easy to see why, because the guys that are annoyed, are the Arthur creators.
The network behind Arthur, WGBH, said in a statement:
[The memes] have been created and shared in good fun [but we are] disappointed by the few that are outside of good taste.
Our hope is that Arthur and his friends will be depicted in a way that is respectful and appropriate for all audiences, including young Arthur fans and their families.
However we certainly are lucky to have a fan base that is so engaged with Arthur, especially those millennials who grew up with him.
In case you’re wondering – here’s the sort of twisted memes WGBH aren’t too happy about:
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— Arthur Memes (@BestArthurMemes) July 29, 2016
— its.ya.nigga.arthur (@ogarthurmemes) July 28, 2016
— JAY (@amjay718) July 28, 2016
Well then – that’s all of our childhoods ruined…