There’s a lesson here: If you sit on a very, very tiny stool, the internet is going to take note.
Ariana Grande will tell you.
Here’s the cover for her latest album My Everything, on which she can be found kneeling on a minuscule white stool and somehow managing to conceal the no doubt extreme pain her body must be feeling:
Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t long before someone attempted to recreate Grande’s serene-but-impossible-looking pose.
The first attempt, which has racked up almost 100,000 retweets, was unsuccessful.
Twitter rallied to investigate.
U dont have the ponytail, that’s what balances everything out
— WHO wants lasagna (@highlighthunnie) October 15, 2017
I want a whole Grande scientific analysis, like the one done to test whether both Jack and Rose could fit on that raft.
— Michele (@michele866) October 16, 2017
Some sort of anti-gravity going on in this picture. Finding it’s source could change mankind.
— Dark As Vim (@AardvarkRatnikk) October 16, 2017
Soon, though, others came forward in Grande’s defence. And they had photographic evidence.
It wasn’t long before the stool photo was entering full-blown meme territory.
Eventually, someone came forward with some other images, apparently taken during the same photoshoot that produced the now-infamous stool shot.
As you can see, the white stool does appear to be real — and it’s just as impressively tiny as we’d first suspected.
The final cherry on the cake? Grande weighing in herself.
The internet is a beautiful place.