It's 2016, and that means no matter what you do, someone, somewhere, will have a problem with it.
It's just how life is these days.
And today, July 22, is just like any other day, except it's Prince George's 3rd birthday. Yes, he's 3! My, how time flies.
For his birthday, the little prince posed for a couple of classic George photos. By classic, I mean photos of George with round cheeks and clothes that are definitely more expensive and better tailored than anything I have ever owned or will ever own.
They're adorable, right? Well, in this one, he's with the royal family's dog, Lupo.
See anything weird? Anything that looks out of place or wrong?
According to Daily Mail, it looks like George is feeding Lupo white chocolate ice cream. For those of us who've had dogs in our lifetimes, we know that's usually a big no-no -- or, at least, that's what my parents told me when I tried to share my desserts with our puppies.
WebMD warns milk and other dairy products (aka ice cream) can cause "diarrhea and other digestive upset, as well as food allergies" in dogs. It also tells readers giving chocolate, even white chocolate, to dogs might induce vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst, seizures, tremors, abnormal heart rhythm and death.
So, yeah, feeding a dog ice cream might not be the BEST idea, but it could definitely be worse. Who knows if Lupo even licked the ice cream bar? That dog is probably so well-trained, it took one look at George and politely said, "no, thank you," in a little English accent.
Still, some people began to blow up with rage as soon as the palace released the pictures.
Others defended George, as well as his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Daily Mail reportedly spoke to an RSPCA spokesman, who said,
It is lovely that Prince George is trying to help keep his family dog, Lupo, cool in these high temperatures. [But] we would advise people to be cautious when giving their dogs food meant for human consumption as some items, like chocolate, can be highly toxic to dogs and dairy items can be difficult for them to digest. Instead of ice cream we would suggest making an ice lolly from pet friendly ingredients. Making these can be really fun for children and the end product is both safe and enjoyable for dogs.
OK, so maybe we can give the 3-year-old a break this time? He learned his lesson. Never do anything the world will freak out over. His uncle, Prince Harry, could've told him that...
Anyway, happy birthday, George.
Welcome to a life of scrutinization and tabloids. You better get used to it.