Facebook's 'One Million Likes' Trend Has Officially Jumped the Shark

Hey, can I get a like if you're sick of the "If I get a million likes I'll get [desired outcome]!" trend? If just one million people like this status, we'll end the million-like-begging fad once and for all, possibly by creating a meta-tear in the space-time continuum.

We can blame this annoyingly ubiquitous trend on these adorable children, who made headlines when they asked for a million Facebook likes in order to get a new puppy. "Awww," everyone responded, and by the next morning, the girls had their promised puppy -- along with some fleeting Internet fame.

The world also had a new Facebook party trick, because the "Two Girls and a Puppy" page has since spawned a number of similarly-themed requests. Most of which aren't nearly so wholesome.


The next page to go uber-viral was created by a Norwegian man named Petter Kverneng. Kverneng, 20, said he'd convinced his high school crush Cathrine Johansen to have sex with him if he also got one million likes on Facebook. The page titled "Please, help me get laid" quickly racked up its million likes … but Kverneng now claims the whole thing was just a joke.

The fad of asking for likes isn't exactly new -- these kids did something similar when they asked for 1,000 likes in exchange for a cat -- but the specific plea of wanting a million likes has become an official Internet meme.

Thanks to Kverneng re-creating interest in what's now being called the "One Million Likes" challenge, there have been a number of versions, including a handful of parody pages. Here's a glimpse at some of the pages hoping to be liked:


Honestly, I feel incredibly curmudgeonly and get-off-my-lawn-y about ALL of these pages. I mean, who puts the decision of whether to get a family pet on the whim of a social media audience? DECIDE THAT SHIT AT HOME, PARENTS. And you two Norwegian kids, I HOPE that was a damn joke, because ew.

In conclusion, I'm hoping the trend has reached critical mass and we've seen the last of the "Give me a million likes and I'll do X" posts. Shameless link-begging is never pretty, Internet. (Click like and share if you agree!!!!)

How do you feel about the One Million Likes trend? Are you getting sick of these pages?

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