What is CatJAM?
CatJAM is a custom Twitch emote of a white cat rhythmically bobbing its head as if to the beat of a song. Originating from a viral video, the emote gained major success on the live streaming platform after being enabled by multiple popular streamers, later gaining popularity as source material for memes in which the cat “vibes” to various music. The cat is also known as Vibing Cat.
On April 15th, 2020, TikTok user micklagi posted a video of a white cat rhythmically bobbing its head as if to the beat of a song. The video received hundreds of thousands of views and thousands of likes in the span of a few months. It appears as if the cat’s head is being pushed by a person. The creator of the video Mick Lagi, who is a friend of the owner of the cat, later revealed that the cat is female, her name is Minette, she is deaf and loves when someone bobs her head because of the affection she gets from it. Sometime during Autumn 2020, the owner of the cat gave it away due to his son developing an allergy. On July 12th, 2020, someone reposted the video on Twitter. The post received almost a million views, tens of thousands of retweets, and over fifty thousand likes in one month. In the following days, the video spread online with multiple reposts on Instagram and other online platforms.
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