Probably the thirstiest internet fad thus far is the bizarre ‘Hands-Free Bubble Tea Challenge’, which literally leverages breasts.
The social media dare involves bubble tea cups being carried—not with drinkers’ hands, but their chests. It seems to have been inspired by an artwork from manga artist Kiseki Himura, which depicts a woman checking her phone with her hand while sipping from a cup rested on her bosom.
The meme is believed to have debuted this month, but is already taking Japan by storm. One Twitter user’s clip, for instance, has accumulated nearly 19,000 retweets and 49,000 likes since time of publish.
Incidentally, “boba” is slang for large breasts or large-chested woman in Chinese. It looks like things are truly coming full circle.
月曜日のたわわ その２２５ 『手放しタピオカ』 pic.twitter.com/0znSChJpa3
— 比村奇石@C96月曜西れ-20 (@Strangestone) June 10, 2019
— Hカップな広告マン-アリペイサン (@hcupadman) June 8, 2019
— iamMhuay (@iamMhuayGG) June 15, 2019
— เหวอ (@EupBQrYtYKkWe9N) June 13, 2019
— 🐬水月桃子💎 (@mizuki___momoko) June 12, 2019
— 夏目まどか (@maaysk1220) June 10, 2019
— クロエリ💜黒澤恵里💜 (@kurosawaeri) June 11, 2019
— Naomi Moon @AnimeExpo (@NaomiMoonZ) June 17, 2019[via Sankaku Complex, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/405115/Odd-Hands-Free-Bubble-Tea-Challenge-Stirs-Up-A-Storm-With-Endowed-Chests/