“Poopybutts” Is Trending On Twitter Because of Gail Simone and Nature Is Healing

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My Twitter feed often rides the line between “bless this fandom,” “absolute cesspool, must walk away now,” and “what the hell is even happening right now?”

This story is about that third thing.

Thank god.

Because Cesspool Twitter is no fun to write about, those moments when someone or something is trending that reminds you that life is too short and you’re already trying to navigate through its bullshit. Arguably, there is always at least one thing trending from that particular camp, but on a good day, you’ll see something else trending that offsets the stress in favor of, oh I dunno, Poopybutts?

Like all good nonsensical hashtags, it’s hard to figure out why such a random term is trending. It could be anything these days. New animated series streaming on Netflix. Popular brand in need of a better social media manager. It truly is a shoulder-shrug emoji moment.

Is it a wholesome hashtag meant to share our furbabies? That would make sense, right? They are no stranger to having a poopy butt.

Let’s not forget the kitties.

And the bunnies.

If it’s not animal-related, maybe it’s an opportunity to dunk on some truly heinous poopy butts?

Or maybe it’s Gail Simone.


It’s Gail Simone.


This little Twitter experiment is a good testament to the power that Gail Simone possesses. You either know her for her comic book work or for the pure magic that is her Twitter account (or, if you’re like me, you say yes to all when it comes to Gail Simone). Occasionally, she’ll pose a question on Twitter that, inevitably, starts trending, or she comes up with a hashtag that, well, starts trending. Her tweets can range from fun inquiries about cartoon crushes to commentary on tired accusations of being fake nerd girl.



What’s hilarious about this latest episode of “Gail Simone does a thing on the Internet” is that she made the hashtag in an attempt to prove that she can’t make absolutely anything trend.

Only to discover that, lol, yes she can.

I don’t know about y’all but moments like this are half the reason why I’m even on Twitter, though this might be the first time in history where there’s an actual answer to the question, “Why is [insert thing that comes out of nowhere] trending?”

Me too, friend.

Thank you, Gail Simone.

(Image: Math Woman Meme/Twitter screencap)

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Briana (she/her - bisexual) is trying her best to cosplay as a responsible adult. Her writing tends to focus on the importance of representation, whether it’s through her multiple book series or the pieces she writes. After de-transforming from her magical girl state, she indulges in an ever-growing pile of manga, marathons too much anime, and dedicates an embarrassing amount of time to her Animal Crossing pumpkin patch (it's Halloween forever, deal with it Nook)