The One Where the Monkey Has an iPhone in a Hot Spring

I don't know what to say about this image, other than lolwut? It's a monkey with an iPhone in a hot spring. In Japan. Well, of course it's in Japan. Where else would a monkey have an iPhone in a hot spring, but look!


Hey! That monkey has an iPhone in that hot spring!

Is it real? It looks real, but it could be Photoshopped. It's been sweeping the Interwebs for a couple of days, and to my knowledge it was brought to life by Japanese site Yukawa (Google Translate).

From that translation:

Monkey, is it not? Have to play around a smartphone certainly what. And so that it does not properly Hitakara in hot water, where you have (?) Carefully really nice. I wonder if he knows that "communication equipment" to play this machine. By the way, the line is connected, of course if that it is a thing this is picked up, then it is possible that there is an incoming call. Trend of dive is easy to imagine in the hot water in surprise and probably ... After you arrive at this point if.

Yeah, that's helpful, but the picture is awesome. We've examined it in its larger form as carefully as we could. We can't tell if it's genuine, so let's just go with the idea that it is, because a world where a monkey can enjoy his iPhone in a hot spring is so much more fun than a world where he is denied that pleasure.

For bonus points note the racist tweets that Yukawa highlighted where people speculate that it's not a monkey, but rather a Japanese person in the photo. I'd like to remind our readers not to be that guy.