The real story behind the “I’m a pig” meme: The best of the best
Posted On August 3, 2021
Axios, the online home of The Cut, is back with a brand new podcast dedicated to uncovering the true story behind this iconic meme.
As always, we’re taking a look back at the most memorable moments from the internet, and the best memes are featured here.
The original meme, from late April, was created by a man named Zachary Sauer.
Sauer uploaded a video to YouTube and went on to claim that he had a pig named Piggy that he was building for his girlfriend.
After he finished building Piggy, he posted a video showing the pig in a car with the caption, “I have a pig in my car.”
Sauer went on in the video to explain that he’d been building Pig in a barn since May and was planning to start a pig farm on the property.
In the video, Sauer also described Piggy as a pig, which led to speculation that Piggy was actually a pig.
In early June, a group of people who called themselves the Pigs on Twitter posted photos of the pig on the Facebook page of the Barnyard Pig Farm.
The Pig on the Farm Facebook page has since been taken down, but a new post on the Pig on Pig Farm page still exists.
A photo from the Barnyards Pig Farm Facebook Page.
At first, the Pig in the barn image was widely believed to be a pig that had died.
But in September, a new photo was posted by the Pigs On the Farm Twitter account.
The new image showed a pig with a smiley face and a pig holding a sign that said “I am a pig.”
It was later revealed that the new image was actually of a pig who was missing its nose and had been eating a food item called “pig bread.”
In September, the Pigs in the Barn were contacted by the FBI.
In response to the FBI investigation, the pigs posted a Facebook post about their concerns for the safety of their pig farm and the FBI began investigating the pig farm.
The Pigs on the Barn posted a similar message on their Facebook page.
In late October, Sager uploaded another video showing Piggy at a pig auction.
In October, the FBI confirmed to the Pigs that they had been investigating the Pig Farm and contacted the pig farms owner, Zachary Schoen, who was later arrested.
The pigs owner, who claimed that Pigsy was a pig but could not confirm the authenticity of the video posted by Sauer, was charged with animal cruelty and animal cruelty to animals.
On November 5, 2017, Zachariah Schoen appeared in federal court and was released on $10,000 bond.
After his release, the pig auction was scheduled to take place on November 18.
On the day of the auction, Piggy made a brief appearance in front of the camera and said, “Who is this?”
A police officer approached Piggy and asked Piggy if he was Piggy.
Piggy responded, “Yeah, I’m Piggy.”
Later, Pigsy apologized to the officer for not telling him Piggy’s true identity.
The pig auction did not go ahead.
A few days later, Sarge and his family received a phone call from the FBI asking for a DNA sample from Piggy to test for DNA related to the pig.
The FBI confirmed the DNA match and sent a letter to the Schoen family requesting that they provide the DNA sample.
On October 29, 2017 a family member of Sarge contacted the FBI after hearing from a friend that Pig was dead.
According to a report on the Animal Planet show, Pig was cremated.
Pig’s remains were returned to the family, along with a $10 million check for $5 million.
The family contacted the pigs owner to express their concerns and the owner responded by calling a lawyer.
On December 4, the family contacted an attorney for Pig’s owner, claiming that the pig had been murdered.
The lawyer for the Schooners told ABC News that they were “unaware of anything that was going on” with Piggy before the death.
The attorney stated that Pig had a “long history of drug abuse” and that he hadn’t been on medication for the last year.
Pig was never found, and Pigsy’s remains weren’t recovered.
A week later, on December 18, the Schoners received another phone call.
In this call, the attorney for the pig owners claimed that the family was not getting any answers about Pig’s death.
“I think the authorities are looking into this as a possible homicide, but I think there’s also a possibility that they’ve found a way to exonerate Pig,” the attorney said.
On January 14, 2018, the day after the Pig auction, S.D. was charged in a criminal complaint with felony animal cruelty, felony cruelty to a living animal, and animal neglect.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
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