What do you think? I’ll be kind and say this is not as bad as the title portrays and I don’t won’t to be a grumpy old man today if I can help it so I’ll just say this animated gif shows a slightly (very?) disrespectful attitude towards a cat. However, this cat appears to feel comfortable with this person so I’ll presume that they get along well or the cat is very laid back.
If I am honest, there is a playful side to this animated gif. There is an amusing element to it for many people and the cat seems to be alright. However, if you watch it a few times on the loop it becomes extremely boring.
The thing I don’t like about it is that it encapsulates, for me, what is not quite right about the attitude of some young people towards the domestic cat. I don’t want to go on and on about it because it is boring. However, boring though it is, it is disrespectful of the cat. Don’t do this, just let your cat be themselves rather being part of some human culture.
I would never do it. I am going to guess and say that the PoCers wouldn’t dream about doing this sort of thing. It is totally alien to them. They just like their cats to behave as naturally as possible. I am guessing but they’ll probably will be harsher than me in criticising it. I would certainly not make a little film out of it to amuse people. Perhaps it is that element of the process that is the worst thing about it.