But then the goofuses of the Internet hopped on the Harambe train for their jollies, and it has gotten out of control.
Harambe, the gorilla who was shot earlier this year after a child jumped into his habitat, is now the butt of many Internet jokes, and the Cincinnati Zoo is sick of that shit!
The zoo has publicly asked for the Internet collectively to stop the Harambe jokes, The Independent reports.
And of course, there was a meme for that.
cincinnati zoo is not amused by harambe memes but we werent amused when they took Him from us— tequila sex goddess (@BTBlubaugh) August 22, 2016
The memes are all over the place, but some elevate Harambe to near-godlike status.
This is just a tiny sampling of the huge catalogue of Harambe memes.
Our zoo family is still healing, and the constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward more difficult for us.
The zoo didn't find the memes funny.
"We are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe," Thane Maynard, zoo director, told The Associated Press.
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