Twitter trends — social media trends in general — are difficult to ignore . Especially when they’re pointed in your face.
Some are clever. Others are terrible.
Then there’s the #Boobment – the latest craze to blend collegiate loyalty and skin, while teetering dangerously on the precipice of sexism and objectification.
The #boobment began in mid-January at the University of Kansas when the Twitter handle @KUBoobs went as viral as the West Nile Virus. @KUBoobs is basically as the name advertises, offering the kind of amateur co-ed photos that force Big Jay to cover Baby Jay’s eyes.
Says their bio:
“We support our
#kubball team by tweeting ourselves in KU shirts and apparel. We dont promote nudity.”
Naturally, other schools had to follow. And by “follow” we don’t mean join @KUBoobs’ 32,000-plus (in nine days) fan base. Off-shoots have bounced onto the scene at virtually every major college — including the University of Arizona.
In the name of, let’s call it…journalism, here’s a breakdown of how the Pac-12 puts ‘em on the glass:
- Since the sweaters first came up on Jan. 16, @ZonaBoobs has added 1,289 followers. That’s a disappointing number, in that, @SunDevilBoobs is sitting hairy at 1,838 presumably toothless followers.
(Hey, it’s a post about breasts, proper decorum left the conversation after the third graph)
- Like their father’s before them, the @ZonaBoobs girls should be proud. @ZonaBoobs sits at No. 2 in the Pac-12 in total followers. In fact, @ZonaBoobs has about the same amount followers as California, Oregon State, Southern Cal, Stanford, Washington and Washington State combined.
- Washington State is the lone Pac-12 school keeping their clothes on and is not yet a member of the #boobment. Stanford’s lone entry is a blank, gray page that claims to be a photo of Manti Te’o's girlfriend’s boobs.