Trigglypuff is an internet meme which is based on a video of a angry young woman during an event that was hosted at the university of Massachusetts which featured the speakers Milo Yiannopoulos, Steven Crowder and Cristina hoff sommers.
The meme gets its name trigglypuff because it is a portmanteau of the two words trigger which in this example is what feminists and social justice warriors describe themselves when they get really angry I.E “she was triggered” (just like the woman in the video) and the word jigglypuff which is a character in the cartoon pokemon.
I believe that the character Jigglypuff was used to represent this woman because they are both round and because the woman’s demeanour was similar to that off jigglypuff’s, when she got angry in the cartoon.
An image of Jigglypuff.
The event which took place was called “the triggering: has political correctness gone too far ?”, it featured the speakers Milo Yiannopoulos, Steven Crowder and Cristina hoff sommers and took place on Monday 25th April 2016 at the university of Massachusetts.
The video which spawned the meme Is called protesters go crazy during the triggering event at Umas, it was posted to YouTube by the YouTube user “CampusReform” on 26th April 2016.
Since the videos release it has spawned the hash-tag #trigglypuff.
This meme is different from the ones which I usually cover on vine, Instagram and YouTube as normally they have a set way in which they are used. Even though the main of use this meme to parodying the video I have found that there is no set way to do it (unlike most memes).
As this meme is a bit different from the ones which I usually cover, I won’t rate it out of 10 but I will say that it does not paint a good picture on the whole social justice warrior mentality as this video shows that they oppose free speech and any other opinion which differs from their own.