Two Weeks in the Life of Dadbod

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On the afternoon of April 29, the Cut discovered Clemson sophomore Mackenzie Pearson’s now-infamous post on the dadbod, a male physique that typically includes a slight gut and sends the message, “‘I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.’”

Since that fateful afternoon, dadbod has spread like ranch on a piece of pizza, quickly but with purpose.

There were takes:

And jokes:

And even a cameo on “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.”

There was outrage:

And there were calls for equality:

And conspiracy theories:

And whatever the hell this is:

Whether you think dadbod is reverse sexism or just another way to congratulate men for being adequate, we suggest you recognize the concept for what it truly is: a way to distract ourselves from actually important things.