Don't Hug Me I'm Scared: Sense or Cents?

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Adam DeRoss

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7-4-2017 12:00 AM

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7-4-2017 12:00 AM

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Don't Hug Me I'm Scared: Sense or Cents?

In 2011, British artists Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling released the first episode of what would become a viral YouTube sensation. The short film series “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” has over 42 million views on its first episode alone. I completed an analysis paper on the series putting forth my explanations and theories on the small details and plotline of the ambiguous and open series. Through my oral presentation, I aim to help others think a little bit more critically about this art form and what implications it holds for the real world.