Trending in Japan: Using real rabbits as your smartphone case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Kotaku: 

Earlier this month, a Twitter user in Japan uploaded a photo of a “bunny smartphone case.” The image was retweeted over 37,000 times and, of course, has spawned a meme. Of course!

Here is the pic that started it all.

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

But hey, these are real animals. And they have feelings. They’re not smartphone cases. Though, maybe their ears help with the phone’s reception? (No! No, they don’t!)

It goes without saying that people aren’t actually using rabbits as real smartphone cases—like, carrying them around and whatnot. For better or worse, these are photo-ops.

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

And yes, other Japanese Twitter users followed suit.

As website News Gamme reports, the meme appears to have caught on in China, where people are uploading their photos to the country’s micro-blogging service, Weibo.

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

But in Japan, the trend doesn’t appear to have stopped at bunnies. There are cat smartphone cases, too, it seems.

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

 

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Visit a Bunny Island in Japan…

Visiting Japan? Go check out “Bunny Island,” sitting just off the main coast, a ferry ride away.

Properly called Okunoshima, the lil’ island is overrun with around 300 free and fluffy rabbits. And it’s entirely interactive… if you feed them. Rabbit food pellets are sold nearby, though they’d probably prefer that lunch you packed. They’ll chill in your lap, cozy up, and take Insta selfies with you.