‘I ain’t never seen two pretty best friends’ meme goes viral for all the wrong reasons

Have you ever seen two pretty best friends? Either way, keep reading.

TikTok is always ripe with trends and challenges, and many of them are creative and uplifting. Every so often, though, something ridiculous happens that is then mocked for days to come.

User jayrscottyy is the latest victim of this trend — perhaps deservedly. He shared a controversial video that’s been viewed more than 12 million times, and that’s not counting all the duets and memes it has inspired.

@jayrscottyy

why y’all never choose another equal to be y’all best friend?? I hate when the ugly one call the pretty 1 “twin” if ur best friend bad as u tag her rn

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“I ain’t never seen two pretty best friends,” he said in the video, smiling the whole time. “It’s always one of them gotta be ugly.”

You can tell by the look on his face that he’s trying to be provocative and inspire reactions from people … and he succeeded.

Some commenters brought the heat and insulted him right back.

“Is your best friend hot then?” one said.

“Please don’t take my soul away,” another wrote.

A lot of people commented on his appearance, which is striking because of the unusual light color of his eyes.

“What laboratory created you,” one user commented.

“I’m scared of you,” another said.

That’s where the parody videos began.

@bigmalalls

#duet with @jayrscottyy I ain’t never seen two pretty best friends

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Users shared side-by-side comparisons with jayrscottyy’s video, often using emojis to cover their eyes.

From there, the meme evolved in the same way that “Rickrolling” and the “Lin-Manuel Miranda lip-bite” monstrosities did before — it’s a bait-and-switch that shows up when you least expect it.

Now that you know all about the meme, what do we actually know about the guy who started it?

Jayrscottyy, whose name on Instagram appears to be Jordan Scott, has quite the social media following and a number of professional photos that would lead one to assume he is a model, thugh he doesn’t seem to be affiliated with a modeling agency of any kind.

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One of a kind, not like what you know

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We don’t know much about him for sure — he says he lives in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and his dog appears to be named El Chapo.

Jayrscotty’s following on TikTok has increased since his viral post, and most of his videos now get hundreds of thousands of views at minimum.

He shares relationship and life advice, and many of his videos have received a flood of critical comments questioning whether he is a “social experiment.”

We have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of him in the future — maybe we’ll see his best friend someday, too.

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