Because we Can Can Can. Geddit?
Warning: This post is very NSFW. There is a video. There are breasts. You were warned.
Hello. Can you hold a Coke can between your boobs?
Really? Congratulations, you’re curing cancer.
The human body is an amazing thing. Even pre-social media (yes, there was a time…) across hundreds of centuries and thousands of cultures people have been asking their bodies to do incredible things – think Indian body piercing for Thaipusam, huge ear-stretching jewellery in Nigeria, or ornamental neck-stretching rings in both Africa and Thailand. Oh, and Puppetry of the Penis. We mustn’t forget Puppetry of the Penis.
These days, oversharing platforms like Instagram and Facebook mean that everyone can show off the things they can do with their bits on the behalf of a trending hashtag or trendy social cause. The latest offering to virally infect our news feeds today is associated with the dubious title of #HoldACokeCanWithYourBoobsChallenge. Fairly self explanatory, no?
Let’s unpack what we’re looking at here.
A variety of ample-bosomed womenfolk whipping off their tops to suspend a can or bottle of Coke-Cola between their boobs, all in the name of breast cancer awareness.
The aim of the game is to keep the can (or bottle) between B1 and B2 whilst carefully arranging your hair and/or gaffer tape over your nipples as to hide your nipples because nipples are just way too sexy, ammiright? Nipples.
Claiming ownership of this genius movement is a young lady named Gemma Jaxx who hails from the US. No, she’s not a porn star. Yes, we were all thinking it. Gemma is an amateur model you guys, and describes herself as “just another fun-loving girl who does some modelling.” Gemma likes to pose with guns and motorcycles and has an affinity for netted tops and camouflage. See?
After a bit of digging, it came to light that whilst Gemma did start the #HoldACokeCanWithYourBoobsChallenge, she did not intend it as a rallying cause to encourage fellow womenfolk to get a mammogram. She just wanted to show erryone she could hold a can of coke between her boobs. Which, admittedly, is pretty cool.
Teaming up with adult entertainment talent scout Dan Frost, the hashtag was made official and promoted across the breast-riddled Internet as a viral wave of titillating success, with women showing off their gravity-defying skills worldwide… but still with no intention of associating it with breast cancer awareness.
“We were making fun of all these other challenges. Like the one for bigger lips and stepping on the flag. We never thought it would take off like it did. But it did. And then people started posting it was for charity and it was for breast cancer awareness. We had never plan on that nor thought of it. But since that’s what people want to do it for, we said why not do something good with this. So we went with it.”
– Gemma’s post on the official page.
So there you have it. The magic of the Internet once again taking one thing and microwaving it into something else.