Bingus is a 2020 meme featuring a hairless Sphynx cat that originated from a video in which he is pet while staring at his owner. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.Why is Bingus so popular on Instagram?
Added 8 months ago by Jel. Bingus is a hairless Sphynx cat that originated from a video in which he is pet while staring at his owner. Attracting attention on Instagram in March 2020, Bingus’ popularity exploded in September after he appeared in a viral Reddit post, which later resulted in online users referring to all Sphynxes as "Bingus."How did Bingus get its name?
A September 18th Reddit post by user can_a_dude_a_taco on /r/bingus  claims that the original creator of Bingus, who is alleged to be friends with subarusocks, wished to remain anonymous. In a similar fashion to Big Floppa and caracals, people began using "Bingus" as a generic nickname for Sphynx cats following the trend.How did the Bingus video get so popular?
A September 30th repost of the original Bingus video with the title "ahhhhh hi bingus" on the subreddit /r/aww  gained over 17,500 upvotes, 318 comments and several Reddit awards in 22 days. After haydongers’ post, many GIFs and GIF captions mentioning and showing Bingus were uploaded to Tenor  in the following days and weeks (shown below).