The Latest Twitter-Famous Kitten From Japan
Wasabi-chan is the latest "famous internet cat" from Japan who's known for her adorable but rather uncomfortable-looking outfits. You say it's animal abuse? No, there's a very legitimate reason behind the costumes. Discover a touching story between Wasabi-chan and her foster parent, @jessiepon!
This is where it all started.
The first time the kitten appeared in a baby covering.
Then, this photo was uploaded, making Wasabi-chan an instant superstar on Japanese Twitter.
For people who are not familiar with tarako...
She became extremely popular...
Day by day, Wasabi-chan shows improvement in her health.
She got a new outfit — shimeji mushroom!
Around this time...
Some people complained that putting a kitten in an outfit like this is an animal abuse, which drove @jessiepon into locking her Twitter account as private. Clearly, these people have no context to why the owner makes Wasabi-chan wear it. It's not for fun, but for feeding the kitten without her trying to fight back. Sudden movements can end up suffocating the kitten or hurting her throat/stomach! Luckily,@jessiepon opened up the account to public again.