I think we can all agree that there’s almost no face in the world more recognizable than this one:
But today, Good Morning America , an allegedly trusted American news source, included his “none of my business” tea-drinking meme in this selection of popular memes:
Wait… what? Did they….
Oh.. Oh they did. Y’all, Good Morning America has been under the impression that Kermit the Frog is a lizard. Like apparently this whole time? We here at Pajiba were clutching our pearls and dropping our own respective tea cups in shock, but luckily Twitter was able to step up and make sure that GMA knows they did a bad thing.
There was shock.
I just found out about the #tealizard thing and I'm dying a thousand deaths— (((Alysa Auriemma))) (@allyauriemma) June 21, 2016
There was anger.
I'm blocking all lizard truthers on sight. I don't care if it's sarcasm. Kermit is a frog. Be cute in my Mentions if you want to. #TeaLizard— ☔️ April ☔️ (@ReignOfApril) June 21, 2016
There was corporate mockery.
There were potential new endorsements.
There were some dark times.
And finally, there were actual Tea Lizards:
One Twitter user summed it up best.
Good Morning America has issued a formal apology:
And according to reports, they are placing the blame soley at the feet of this random tweet from months ago:
I understand not liking crying Jordan but to not like the tea lizard. Jesus— juggalo mask (parody (@trillballins) January 21, 2016