Listen, I get it, bacon is tasty as f**k. It's good on its own, it's good in conjunction with other foods, it's just good, and it always has been. Unfortunately, though, at some point over the past five years or so, bacon became something else. It became the Chuck Norris of food.
You remember that s**t, right? Chuck Norris facts? They were super cute for about a month like eight years ago ...
No they weren't.
... and then immediately transformed into the most grating online trend imaginable. The worst part about it was that Chuck Norris didn't ask for any of it. He was just minding his business when, out of the blue, the Internet decided that he, of all the action stars in the universe, was the most meme-worthy.
It's not a whole lot different from what's happened to bacon recently. For untold numbers of years, bacon existed as a delicious breakfast meat and nothing more. Then, seemingly overnight, it became the only thing that mattered (and other overused Internet sayings). No longer was enjoying bacon in relative silence and anonymity acceptable. You had to wear your bacon fandom on your shirt, your hat, your doughnuts, and all sorts of other places where a fried piece of pork doesn't really belong.