Parents troll their daughter on Facebook by re-creating her smoochy selfies

The most embarrassing parents ever are posting copycat selfies on their daughter's Facebook wall to poke fun at photos she takes with her boyfriend.
'She's on there with her boyfriend, sticking out her tongue, kissing him... I'm gonna do the same thing and see how she likes it,' says mom who poked fun at her daughter's Facebook selfies by re-creating them. (Emily Musson/Twitter)

Ah, parental Facebook trolling. 

Few things in life are funnier than moms and dads poking fun at their kids online for everyone they know to see — at least for said moms and dads.

Twenty-one-year-old Emily Musson knows this well as the daughter of a self-described "fun mom" who knows her way around the web and prides herself on being #embarrassing.

It wasn't until this week, however, that the New York City-based college student experienced how powerful a parent's prank can be when she tweeted something her mother had posted to Facebook.

Emily's tweet shows two photo collages side by side: The first, some selfies she had taken with her new boyfriend, Johnny. The second, a spot-on re-creation of those selfies starring her parents.

"My parents r actually on drugs or something," she joked when she tweeted the photo on Tuesday, referring to her mom, Nancy, and dad, Craig, in Connecticut.

That update has since been retweeted nearly 60,000 times and favourited 75,000 more, earning Mr. and Mrs. Musson accolades from around the world.

Nancy explained how her now-viral photo came to be during an interview with the New York Daily News on Friday. 

"I always see her postings on Facebook with the tongue sticking out," she said of Emily. "So I said, you know what, she's on there with her boyfriend, sticking out her tongue, kissing him — I said I'm gonna do the same thing and see how she likes it."

It only took Nancy about 10 minutes to re-create Emily's smoochy photos with the help of her (reluctant) husband of 28 years and their son.

"Anybody who knows us, to them the funniest part of this is that my husband is not like this at all. He's very straight-faced," she said. "I'm the fun mom. If I knew it would go viral, I would have done my hair."

Emily was less enthused when the photo took off, perhaps in part because her parents have yet to even meet her boyfriend of two weeks.

"When it went viral I was confused," she told Cosmopolitain. "Like, yeah, it's funny but, like, it's more interesting if you actually know my parents."

Emily did note that her mom is tickled by how many people have now seen her photographic ribbing, adding that Nancy "thinks it's hilarious and claims she wants to be on Dancing With the Stars."

Aside from joking with her daughter, Nancy has been using social media to share loving — and often hilarious — messages with Emily for some time now. 

She's also shared some great bits of wisdom in recent days after going viral — both with her followers, and with her daughter:


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