Everything You Know About The Famous Butter Cows Is A Lie

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We're all laughing through our tears after a startling discovery was made about state fair butter cows this week.

We hope you're sitting down for this one because it turns out that those beloved butter cows aren't made of solid butter. For many, the disappointing reveal was made when a user on X (formerly Twitter) shared an image of the 2023 Illinois butter cow being broken down. The image shows a skeletal wire frame surrounded by layers of butter.

Rather than a solid butter cow, it turns out that both the Iowa and Illinois State Fair butter cows feature a metal, wire, and steel mesh frame that's then covered in butter.

Needless to say, news of the butter cows not being entirely made of butter has rocked the nation. Some have even joked about filing a class action lawsuit for their distress.

"Ok so who’s joining the false advertising class action lawsuit because…," one user tweeted.

Others feel so betrayed that they aren't sure what to believe in these days.

"I feel deceived. It should have been a solid block of butter. If we cannot believe in butter cows, what can we believe in," one person tweeted.

"I can't believe I'm saying this, but I feel weirdly betrayed that the Iowa State Fair butter cow turns out to be a mesh sculpture covered in slabs of butter instead of a cow entirely made of butter," read another tweet.

We never thought "I can't believe it's not butter" would take such a dark turn.

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