National Geographic’s savage video of a penguin discovering his wife is cheating on him—and then fighting her new man—put Twitter on a rollercoaster of emotions Friday.
A fight breaks out when a husband comes home and finds his wife with another penguin. pic.twitter.com/9ejYGcJ5TJ— Nat Geo Channel (@NatGeoChannel) November 4, 2016
Viewers knew the video was going to switch from G-rated March of the Penguins to a bloody mess when the narrator said, “But this husband has come home to find his wife with another penguin...” From there, the husband and the other homewrecking penguin (narrator’s words, not mine) start to beat each other to a bloody pulp. “He flips out. His strategy is simple: batter the homewrecker,” the narrator says.
Horrified viewers then learn penguins’ flippers have solid bones that they use like “baseball bats,” hitting each other with up to eight blows a second. The match ends in a stalemate and they call the female penguin to decide who won—and of course, she picks the homewrecker. But the husband isn’t going down that easy and picks another fight. If the penguins gouging each other’s eyes wasn’t sickening enough, the female is called to choose again and again she goes with the homewrecker.
Still need to process that? Allow Twitter to help.
I didn't think a video of a homewrecking penguin would affect me like this, but here we are.— Lil' Cory From SW 🌊 (@CoryTownes) November 4, 2016
That penguin needs a guys night out— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) November 4, 2016
Husband penguin was prolly paying all the rent, getting all the fish, taking care of his babies. And she got "bored"— Slevin Kelevra 🇺🇸 (@ToeKnee2GX) November 4, 2016
Some viewers recalled other famous love triangles:
"FRANK!"— ronald isley (@yoyotrav) November 5, 2016
"SHUT UP! Can't you see 2 penguins are talking." pic.twitter.com/luWE4ldO0V
And Twitter's got some questions about what happens to the broken up penguin family from here:
@NatGeoChannel do penguins have courts to fight over custody & visitation rights?! We need answers 😭😭😭😭😭— Emilie F. Yaakaar (@Bitxina) November 4, 2016
@NatGeoChannel gotta release a "where are they now" joint on that shit fam 😂😭😭😂😭— Penny (@Pennyboi19) November 4, 2016