Maybe we’ve all been inside too long. Maybe we don’t know how to socialize anymore so we project our fears and fantasies onto a dog show. Or maybe, just maybe, the Westminster Dog Show would’ve captured our hearts and minds even without the ongoing 15-month lockdown that’s turned our brains into mush!
Who knows, at this point, but the fact remains, the Westminster Dog Show might as well be the Super Bowl given the way it’s influenced some of the best minds of my generation to tweet unhinged takes. And not even famous musicians are safe from this canine spectacle — Red Hot Chili Peppers founding member and bassist Flea is getting in on the conspiracy theories in a big way.
Shocked and grossed that they gave best in show to that little ass pekinese. The judge had a crush on its handler im sure of it
— Flea (@flea333) June 14, 2021
You see, Flea doesn’t think the winner of the event was chosen fairly. No, not at all. According to The New York Times, he isn’t the only one doubling down on this hypothesis, either. “Shocked and grossed that they gave best in show to that little ass pekinese,” the bassist wrote on Twitter earlier today. “The judge had a crush on its handler im sure of it.”
Fans of bigger dogs were afronted at the win, as The Onion so perfectly detailed:
Schnauzers Rioting Outside Madison Square Garden Following Westminster Dog Show Defeat https://t.co/iLBoFZ2Gxw pic.twitter.com/kwdY9a5NMr
— The Onion (@TheOnion) June 14, 2021
But some people were more than happy to see little Wasabi waddling his way to victory. I’m staying neutral on this one.
The Pekingese wins #BestInShow! Wow! #Wasabi #WestminsterDogShow2021 #WestminsterDogShow2021 pic.twitter.com/A23nqBW7Ky
— m pappas (@soxfanmap) June 14, 2021