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The Purple Pigeon that took the internet by storm

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 16, 2017 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
Posted: Feb 16, 2017 | Last Updated: 5 years ago


By: Noman Naushad Lalani

If you visit posts on famous Facebook Pages, you would have probably seen a cheeky and playful purple pigeon sticker series which has taken over almost everywhere on the social media in the last few days.

Facebook got infected by the Trash Dove virus like and people are using the awfully purple bird to fill up the feeds of prominent Facebook pages. Here is how the comment section of the New York Times looked like.


Syd Weiler, an American artist who created the animated and non-animated stickers of the bird also feels pretty surprised about the whole thing, which began to get viral in Thailand.

Weiler says that she got the sticker idea in Minneapolis. “I was sitting by a pond … and there were just pigeons everywhere. I had never thought about pigeons before. They’re funny little birds. They have really shiny, colorful, almost rainbow-y feathers, but then they bob around and waddle and beg for food. They’re like doves but they eat trash.” She added “I didn’t really understand it, but it seemed like a lot of people were really loving my work, and that’s a great feeling as an artist.”

Check out the series of Trash Dove stickers.


The internet has now responded to the Trash Doves by creating numerous memes in the face of what may just be one of the oddest internet obsessions. EVER.


Here is how people reacted to this trend on twitter





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