Woman Is Shocked to Find That She’s Been Wearing Earrings Wrong Her Whole Life

August 22, 2015 Updated: March 13, 2016

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.


When Smith realized that one can separate the two, people freaked out.

Many people argued back and said the backings are there to provide support for wearing heavy earrings.