There are few rewards in the thankless job of parenthood as sweet as embarrassing your kids. Emily Musson learned that after taking some selfies with her boyfriend, which her parents shamelessly recreated.
The marketing student at LIM College in New York posted cutesy couple photos with boyfriend Johnny Zotos on social media.
late for work bc we decided to take pictures lol oops pic.twitter.com/9EZLTU5jLO— Emily Musson (@emilymusson) September 8, 2015
Her mom Nancy Musson, seized the opportunity to make her daughter cringe. With Emily's dad, Nancy recreated the selfies, down to the carefully posed pouting, tongues sticking out and photo filters.
Musson posted her parents’ antics on Twitter, along with the tweet “my parents are on drugs.” It’s since hit over 50,000 retweets and more than 66,000 favourites.
my parents r actually on drugs or something pic.twitter.com/lt9MiwOi99— Emily Musson (@emilymusson) September 8, 2015
Nancy Musson is thrilled at her newfound internet stardom, already making callouts at her kids:
Her daughter still doesn’t know what the big deal is.
I mean I guess this is funny but not like over 30k favs funny— Emily Musson (@emilymusson) September 10, 2015
“Like yeah it’s funny, but it’s more interesting if you actually know my parents,” Emily told Cosmopolitan.
She told Buzzfeed: “My dad is sort of conservative so it’s interesting she got him to participate.”
Her parents haven’t met Zotos yet, who Emily has been seeing for two weeks.
This ranks pretty high in ways parents can embarrass their kids, right up there with dad dancing and embarrassing childhood stories. But it could be worse: her boyfriend’s parents could’ve taken selfies too.