H.P. Lovecraft’s Cat refers to the cat named Nigger-Man owned by the American horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft during his childhood. Online, “H.P. Lovecraft’s Cat” has appeared in multiple Don’t Google posts which invite unsuspecting users to look up the name of the cat, luring them into reading a racial slur.


While it has been said that Lovecraft had owned a cat of that name until 1904, the name would later make an appearance as the name of a cat in the short story The Rats in the Walls in 1924. The cat’s name would be changed to Black Tom in later reprints of the story.


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