Gather round, all ye wearers of earrings, because it's ~secret shame~ time. A tweet just went viral when a girl realized you're supposed to take plastic off earrings for the first time, and it was the wakeup call none of us knew we needed. Chelsea Smith sent the tweet on August 1, and we are all having some extreme earring panic right now, thanks to a few choice words from this teenager: "After my nineteen years of living i have now realized that you are supposed to take the plastic part off". Cue the entire internet: SAY WHAT?!
Like, you know how some earrings have those flimsy little plastic pieces attached to the backs of them? I personally just figured that some earrings were just made that, and the plastic was supposed to be, like, a lil hug for your ear lobe or something. Turns out I didn't need to feel guilty about being irresponsible and letting the plastic get lost on those pairs — the plastic was supposed to come off the entire time. Don't feel bad, Chelsea, because I'm a full on grownt human and I also had no idea. I blame Obama.
Here's the tweet that broke all of our brains:
WUT. It looks like blasphemy. It looks like the lonely little plastic piece was just cast out of its home and it makes me so uncomfortable and I don't know how to live in a world where we forsake our little plastic things. I haven't worn earrings in years because I am Captain Responsibility about maintaining piercings, but even my heart can't take this. It's too much. I want the wool back over my eyes and the plastic back on my earrings, and I'm not the only one, dammit.
Here are a few tweets from the many people whose minds are as wrecked as mine right now:
But other people are not so quick to join on this plastic forsaking bandwagon:
WHAT IS THE TRUTH?! Is there truth in this world anymore?? I don't know why I'm so worked up. I lost any matching sets of earrings I ever owned and have no stake in this fight. BRB, calling the lady who pierced my ears at Claire's to cry about this.