'I ain't never seen two pretty best friends' meme goes viral for all the wrong reasons

TikTok is always ripe with trends and challenges, and many of them are creative and uplifting. Every so often, though, something ridiculous happens that is then mocked for days to come. User jayrscottyy is the latest victim of this trend — perhaps deservedly. He shared a controversial video that’s been viewed more than 12 million times. “I ain’t never seen two pretty best friends,” he said in the video, smiling the whole time. “It’s always one of them gotta be ugly”. You can tell by the look on his face that he’s trying to be provocative and inspire reactions from people … and he succeeded. Some commenters brought the heat and insulted him right back. A lot of people commented on his appearance, which is striking because of the unusual light color of his eyes. That’s where the parody videos began. Users shared side-by-side comparisons with jayrscottyy’s video, often using emojis to cover their eyes. From there, the meme evolved in the same way that “Rickrolling” and the “Lin-Manuel Miranda lip-bite” monstrosities did before — it’s a bait-and-switch that shows up when you least expect it. Jayrscotty’s following on TikTok has increased since his viral post, and most of his videos now get hundreds of thousands of views at minimum