The feels. Make them stop.
We're not ones to play into stereotypes, but they're pretty hard to avoid. Especially on sites like Twitter. Even well-meaning observational tweets can come off as obnoxious political and gendered takes. Comedian Lane Moore started this meme with a tweet about how women put a ton of work into their appearance, while men are more likely to take the three-in-one body wash route. The tweet quickly took off, inspiring other funny Twitter folk to make their own versions. As you'll see below, the joke has kinda spiraled out of control.
Internet satirist and podcast host Virgil Texas instigated an outrageous Wikipedia-editing war over Garfield's gender that even ended up evolving into a full-on Washington Post investigation. The warring wasn't exclusive to Wikipedia though, many loyal fans and people that like to argue for the sole sake of stirring the pot, have since stepped forward to offer their opinions on the lasagna-lover's mystery gender.
While we will probably never find a Garfield spin off as hilarious and existentially depressing as Garfield Minus Garfield, this comes close.
The artist behind Hetfield the Cat took the pretty great idea of using Metallica lyrics to express the despondent life of America's most overwrought cartoon cat.
Here are a few examples.
A real-life Garfield who tips the scales at 40 pounds has laid claim to the title of world's fattest cat. After last week's winning weigh-in, he was promptly put on a prescription cat food diet, and he is undergoing range-of-motion therapy while waiting for adoption by a family who "will be very committed to his weight-loss goals."