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When Artists Invade the Internet

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I learned something new on Twitter yesterday/this morning. Apparently, if your avatar on the internet is of a dog (oh, hey Digby, Mosely, and a couple dogs I happened to photograph at dogshows) you are a flaming racist. Obviously, I don't subscribe to this theory - I've always thought a dog avatar meant you loved your pet/thought the pic was amusing. Like Avenue Q says, we're all a little bit racist and that does apply to me and everyone else, but how liking your own pets makes you (the Charleston terrorist, for example) baffles me. I'm not sure if I'm more upset that having Mosely as my avatar on Twitter brands me a racist, or that dogs as a whole are now seen as a sign of racism.

WTF, people?

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What? Who on earth believes that?


I was following an argument on Twitter and someone accused one party of being a 'dogavi'. I looked up the hashtag and...apparently it's a thing on Twitter, if your 'avi' is a dog, you're a virulent racist. And Mosely & I had already made an appearance on that thread. Zoiks.

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