Harambe is gone, but not forgotten.
The gorilla, who was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo as a means of protecting a child who fell into his enclosure, has become an unlikely internet meme and the dark, dark butt of many jokes.
The glasses read, “Take a shot for Harambe. He took one for you.”
The campaign had a small goal to reach of $1,500. With 14 days to go, it has already raised nearly $37,000 at the time of this post, or about 25 times more than its original goal.
“Never forget our beloved fallen gorilla brother, Harambe. These shot glasses not only celebrate his life, but keep his memory alive,” the Kickstarter states.
The options for backers are equally strange, dark, and funny. Those who pledged between $9-$12 get to “mourne Harambe in solitude with the single shot-glass option.” Meanwhile, a pledge of $16 or more will get you the “Tupac 2-Pack” as a way to “take a shot for two of the greats.”
While the Cincinnati Zoo has asked for the memes about Harambe to stop, there seems to be no end in sight. Between this and a petition signed by 13,000 people to turn Harambe into a
Pokémon, it looks like the Western lowland gorilla’s second life is stronger than ever.
Check out the Kickstarter here.
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