Money can't buy happiness, but it can apparently buy clones of your beloved dog.
Famed singer-slash-actress Barbra Streisand revealed in Variety's latest cover story that she has not one but two cloned dogs. Named Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet, the two were created using DNA from Streisand's late Coton de Tulear, Samantha. So far, the EGOT winner has reportedly found that the dogs have different personalities, but she is waiting to see "if they have [Samantha's] brown eyes and her seriousness."
Not surprisingly, Streisand's disclosure inspired a lot of people's thoughts and feelings, and they headed to Twitter to express them. Many were completely appalled, but for different reasons. Some thought it was a waste of money, others pointed out the health problems cloned animals suffer from, and others still pointed out how many dogs are in need of adoption. There were also those who just found it creepy.
fascinated by barbara streisand's decision to clone her dog, who died last year. i'm crazy about my cat and can't bear to think of him dying, but feel it would be somewhat creepy to clone him https://t.co/PqWX7daUAR
— Hayley Gleeson (@Hayley_Gleeson) February 28, 2018
With all the dogs that need forever homes, Barbra Streisand's decision to clone her dead dog is despicable and a terrible example...I don't care what songs she has sung or what movies she has directed...
— Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) February 27, 2018
Barbra Streisand cloned her dog twice meanwhile 10,000 dogs die a day in shelters. It costs between $50k and $100k to have a dog cloned. Think of all the dogs that could have been rescued with that kind of $. But please Barbra continue to lecture us all about how we should live
— Wild as a Mink (@VolEngineer11) February 27, 2018
Barbra streisand's dog died last year, so she cloned it and made two new identical dogs. What.
— joey ???? (@josephcott) February 28, 2018
Yeah, why wouldn't you? Besides the major health concerns and the million dogs locked up behind bars looking for a home why wouldn't you? https://t.co/0k64A9juaa
— Brandon McMillan (@BrandonMcMillan) February 28, 2018
Of course, Streisand had her supporters, too.
Barbra Streisand cloned her new dogs from her dead dog what an ICON.
— Kelley Heyer (@kelley_heyer) February 28, 2018
I'm a big enough person to admit that I'm extremely jealous of Barbra Streisand and her army of cloned dogs
— Nick McAnulty (@NickMcAnulty) February 27, 2018
"Barbra Streisand" cloned her dogs and your 3000 dollar concert tix paid for it. Let that sink in! pic.twitter.com/RnQxnge21H
— Bella Donna ???? (@DonnaMLanglais) February 27, 2018
@etnow shame on you for criticizing Barbra Streisand - it's her business and her money. You should focus on how generous barbara is in her philanthropy work instead of her cloning her dogs since she did not ask ET for permission.
— Delia Wiater (@Delia321) March 1, 2018
LMFAO PETA mad at barbra streisand for cloning her dogs is the funniest thing of 2018
— femme queen (@jordxyy) February 27, 2018
All I want is for someone to love me the way Barbra Streisand loves fluffy white dogs pic.twitter.com/z2Cihr08dd
— victoria ???? (@Vicccy) February 28, 2018
We doubt Streisand cares too much either way -- she has Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet on her side.