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 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.