Hey, while you’re favorite trends blogger is always on the numbers and conversation involving online patters, every once and a while, a term climbs to the top with no explanation whatsoever.
Tonight, that term is Consensual Cannibalism. It’s currently leading the way on Twitter.
No one seems to be able to identify exactly why. There are no clear explanations. Just a bunch of gifs of Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, and the Santa Clarita Diet.
While search volume on the topic is high, there aren’t any easy explanations to be found there either.
But as it works, especially on Twitter, if a group tweets a term enough times, even if they’re just asking the question over why it exists, there is a possibility that it will trend.
Sometimes it makes sense. A lot of times, it doesn’t.
But I do have something for you. Cornell law explains the term as
Cannibalism is the consumption of another human’s body matter, whether consensual or not. In the United States, there are no laws against cannibalism per se, but most, if not all, states have enacted laws that indirectly make it impossible to legally obtain and consume the body matter. Murder, for instance, is a likely criminal charge, regardless of any consent. Further, even if someone consents to being eaten and kills himself, the cannibal may still be liable for criminal or civil actions based on laws governing the abuse or desecration of a corpse, which vary from state to state.
So, there you have it. It will probably get knocked out soon by Bachelorette traffic anyways.
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