People are sharing hilarious photos of their pets in viral social media challenge
Pets. They give us endless entertainment and are known for pulling a few funny faces along the way.
This was the thinking behind a new ‘challenge’ on social media, aptly named the #UnflatteringDogPhotoChallenge.
The challenge has gone viral, sweeping both Instagram and Twitter, with users quick to share some hilarious pictures of their hounds.
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While it’s uncertain who started the challenge, the idea behind it is pretty simple. Just snap a picture of your dog being their usual (awkward) self and share it with your followers.
One user, Kirsten tweeted a picture of her pup with the caption: “In this time where everything on social is filtered, with the exception of politics, I’m glad we have #dogs.”
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In this time where everything on social is filtered, with the exception of politics, I’m glad we have #dogs. #unflatteringdogphotochallenge pic.twitter.com/BeoYdWX0LL
— Kirsten Parker (@kirstenparker_) October 12, 2020
Another user, Toni, posted a picture of her pooch with half of its hair shaved off after having surgery that week.
#unflatteringdogphotochallenge our pup Percy after surgery this week pic.twitter.com/tdd3TCNpCx
— Toni Michelle Kelly (@ToniMKelly) October 15, 2020
Christopher posted a picture of his dog with the caption: “Benjamin was doing his best alpaca impression.”
Benjamin was doing his best alpaca impression #unflatteringdogphotochallenge pic.twitter.com/dDKsJqbQsy
— Christopher Lara (@Chrisjlara24) October 14, 2020
Beth also shared a picture of her pup that encapsulates the excitement all dogs feel when they run.
Running is SO EXCITING.#unflatteringdogphotochallenge pic.twitter.com/affozJNj8Y
— Bee (@beth_wilsonn) October 15, 2020
Twitter user Johanna shared a picture of her dog Alan in a rather uncomfortable-looking position.
And this is Alan. #unflatteringdogphotochallenge pic.twitter.com/9gYsXfK4jU
— Johanna Handley (@struttosphere) October 11, 2020
While Ray shared a picture of his pup who seemed to have quietly stolen his peanut butter sandwich.
#unflatteringdogphotochallenge Now I know who ate my peanut butter sandwich . pic.twitter.com/XCzrW4kY9W
— Beans Oregano (@RayAgua1031) October 15, 2020
Fellow Twitter user Lorraine posted a picture of her pet with the caption: “Here is a picture of my dog, Robot, post-nap... sometimes he sleeps on his face and wakes up like this.”
OH #unflatteringdogphotochallenge YOU SAY? Here is a picture of my dog, Robot, post-nap... sometimes he sleeps on his face and wakes up like this. pic.twitter.com/ESS5yd7x9T
— Lorraine Screamk 🌈🎃🔪 (@lorrainecink) October 14, 2020
Dogs weren’t the only pets subjected to the challenge, as cat owners were proudly sharing the most unflattering pictures of their feline friends too.
One user shared a picture of their Sphynx cat casually sitting on the couch.
This kid is killing me today 😂 #poser #catmodel #meowdel #sphynxcat #lookatthisdude #nofilterneeded #nofsgiven #nakedcat #catsofinsta #unflatteringcatphotochallenge #bestcatvibe
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If you want to add a picture of your pet to the mix, all you need to do is post it on Twitter and Instagram with the relevant hashtag.
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