In 2016, Facebook user Bettynho Zirigdum posted an album on his wall, containing photos of her mother-in-law’s special dish: monkey soup; with the caption saying “Sopa de Macaco, Uma Delicia”
The album presented the steps of dish’s preparation in a grotesquely detailed manner: starting by giving the viewer an insight of how the monkeys are chopped up, finishing with Bettynho happily enjoying the meal.
The original post since then has been removed.
The image first started circulating in a Brazilian humor site Arreganho.
It almost took one year until the forum 4chan /int/ discovered the potentials of Sopa de Macaco and started using it to mock Latino people, especially Brazilians.