The above image is blowing up on social media after having been tweeted out by Maxim editor Jared Keller on Monday night, although its exact provenance is unknown. Like “the dress” before it, the image has people fervently debating: just how would a dog wear pants? Along with most sensible people, I stand firmly in Dog #2 Camp, because obviously the entire point of pants is to cover your b-hole and your privates. However, there are plenty of reasoned arguments for both sides. Probably my favorite so far was this answer from Reddit, where the image has (of course) also popped up:
Well pants are a human invention so if they were to wear them like humans it would be like the ones on the right. However, if dogs invented dog pants it would be like the ones on the left, leaving the [a-hole] freely available for greetings and ice breakers
People on Twitter likewise had plenty to say, with many citing actual photographic evidence of how a dog would wear pants. Here are just a few responses:
Despite an overwhelming inclination towards the second dog, I have a feeling this won’t be the last we’ve heard of the great dog wearing pants debate of 2015. It doesn’t count until Fox News has weighed in.