Rape Sloth is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photograph of a sloth that appears to be whispering in a woman’s ear. The captions often contain creepy sexual innuendo, pick up lines and alarming threats that are meant to disturb the reader, in a similar vein to the Prepare Your Anus and You Gonna Get Raped image macros.
Origin On June 17th, 2009, the fashion blog Touch Puppet published a post about Terry Richardson’s 2010 Pirelli Calendar photo shoot, which included a photograph of a nude model posing with a sloth (shown below, left). But the image macro series began years later on February 22nd, 2012, when Body BuildingForums member VitaCrave submitted a thread titled “Rape Sloth” (shown below, middle, right). The thread continued to generate responses for the next 10 months, accumulating a total of 230 replies.
Astronaut Sloth, sometimes known as Space Sloth, refers to a photoshopped image of a sloth’s head superimposed on a space suit. The image gained notoriety through sites like Tumblr and Reddit after users began pranking people in real life by replacing their framed photos or desktop wallpapers with Astronaut Sloth.
Titled “Sloth on the Moon,” the photoshopped image was created by digital artist Pedro Dionísio and uploaded to his deviantArt account on January 17th, 2012.