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.
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.
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
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
Lol, shame man Mr Penguin lost everything to a homewrecker- his wife, the mother of this kids and his home. I feel sorry for him
— REFILOE (@Fay_Benjamin) November 5, 2016
Mr Penguin didn't even get to pack a bag. All his shit is still there; His Guitar,his Bong, Hackey sack , his poems & unfinished novels…
— Richard Roodt (@QuazRoodt) November 5, 2016
"He makes one last plea to the female…but she's got No time for losers" 💔
— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) November 5, 2016
And they say men are trash but look what Mr Penguin is goin thru! These girls ain't loyal for sh*t😒😒😒
— Nova ❄ (@JustBlackNova) November 5, 2016