The 24 Most Annoying Pit Bull Memes of Instagram

Dog adoption is great; sanctimony is not.

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Simply untrue.
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What does one have to do with the other?
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But I bet you my "ignorance" will never maul the neighbor kid's legs.
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Come on, don't bring Petey into this.
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It's great when people try to convince you that asshole owners are the problem while simultaneously acting like huge assholes.
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Oh, you mean like this?
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Just picture someone sitting down at a computer to make this.
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Bet you $20 this person's child is not an honor roll student.
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This is actually a great argument for why the US is on the decline.
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Is this the most sanctimonious meme on the Internet?
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LOL right? Such drama queens.
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This number doesn't seem accurate.
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Yes, posting photos of pit bulls being ferocious is a great way to convince me pit bulls aren't ferocious.
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Right, because there's no way to encounter a mean and aggressive pit bull without owning one.
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Actually, this is a great pit bull meme. More of this, please.
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YEAH YOUR PIT BULL IS EXACTLY LIKE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
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Let's offend attack victims AND minorities.
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I just want to know how they got the dog to look so forlorn. He/she clearly deserves a raise.
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Right, except when this happens.
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Can we just agree that real women do lots of different stuff, most of which has nothing to do with dogs?
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Just stop, you're embarrassing everyone you know.
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Hey look, somebody found your seventh-grade poetry project and turned it into an Internet meme.
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Ban user-generated someecards, for the love of God.

In the last few years, bragging about pit bull adoption became a certifiable social media trend. Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest are littered with crappy memes declaring pit bull owners’ superiority over all other humans.

It’s perplexing; people adopt dogs every day and get on with their lives. They’re hardly persecuted minorities. And yet, some pit bull owners take to social media to brag as if they’ve single-handedly saved the canine population with their adoption.

Here’s where we do agree with the pit bull Instagram lobby: adopting shelter animals is better than buying them from puppy mills; dogs are cute and great; good owners beget good dogs and bad owners beget bad dogs; and people who abuse animals can go to hell. 

But adopting an animal is something you should do because you want to help the animal, not because you think it makes you better than everyone else. A dog isn’t an excuse to make yourself look like a good person.

And saying all pit bulls are safe and friendly is just as bad as saying they’re all monsters. Neither one is true. There are plenty of nice pit bulls, but there are also plenty of people — children, especially — who are brutally attacked by pit bulls. That doesn’t mean they’re all bad, but it also doesn’t mean “the media” and “ignorance” are to blame for the breed’s bad reputation. Maybe the owners are at fault, maybe the dogs are. Who knows? But when you dismiss those attacks because your pit bull is nice, you’re insulting attack victims.

So go ahead and post cute pictures of your dog. In fact, post as many as possible. But if you find yourself reposting one of the following images solely for the purpose of letting everyone know what a saint you are because you have a dog, know that you’re annoying.