Chelsea Smith, 19, said she had a realization about the plastic backs on earrings, and a number of people are making a big deal about it on social media sites.
Smith realized that people are supposed to remove the backing attached to new earrings. Her tweet was retweeted tens of thousands of times.
After my nineteen years of living i have now realized that you are supposed to take the plastic part off pic.twitter.com/ejValCaa7G
— Chelsea Smith (@Chelsea__Smithh) August 1, 2015
When Smith realized that one can separate the two, people freaked out.
— swipe (@hesneat) August 3, 2015
— ✦ laura (@SmileItsO2L) August 3, 2015
Many people argued back and said the backings are there to provide support for wearing heavy earrings.
@Chelsea__Smithh NO!!! The plastic piece helps distribute weight on heavy earrings and makes it more comfortable. Promise!
— Jo Anne Smoot ºoº (@joannesmoot) August 2, 2015
@Chelsea__Smithh u can but it makes the earring stay on tighter and straighter which i think looks better
— alexandra (@_alexrestrepo) August 2, 2015