Monday night, we caught an up-close look at Clemson’s Tiger mascot costume:
Both LSU and Clemson have tigers as their mascots. Looking at both, one can’t help remember the chargrin of pre-op Pierre the Pelican … and the cheers that followed of post-op Pierre. However, it didn’t take long for social media users to start throwing the shade at Clemson, because, let’s be honest, this mascot looks like he’s straight from Party City’s clearance rack.
The Throw Back
Clemson’s mascot looks like a throw from the truck parade.
— Kristi Maupin (@WrittenNRed) January 14, 2020
Change of Allegiances
After seeing Clemson’s mascot, I’ve decided I’m rooting for LSU pic.twitter.com/nqFaapYbFg
— kate (@kate_barr) January 14, 2020
They said the Clemson mascot looks like he’s from Chalmette and I’m inconsolable 😭😭😭
— Dreamseller✨Supreme (@MStaes) January 14, 2020
The Clemson mascot looks like Tony the Tiger on heroin pic.twitter.com/tK4mx71C0n
— Hunter Kraynak (@hunterkraynak) January 14, 2020
The Swipe Left
TIGER TALE: My favorite game meme pic.twitter.com/gk1RFXzaKS
— Keith Esparros (@kesparros) January 14, 2020
Gaze of Despair
Top Shelf vs Bottom Shelf
Nightmare on Clemson Street
— $KRIS (@KrisWD40) January 14, 2020
Always Find A Designated Driver
There was even a GoFundMe started for a new costume, and it exceeded expectations, surpassing it’s goal of $1,000 with more than $1,400 in just a few hours.
“It seems that the University purchased their mascot costume from the clearance rack from TG&Y in 1981,” the GoFundMe description said. “All proceeds will be mailed to the Clemson University Athletic Department.”
Welp! There’s no shade at the top! 😎💜💛