On Wednesday, 18-year-old Payton Hicks from Muncie, Indiana, shared these two photos of curled hair and captioned them «you vs. the girl he cheats with.»
you vs. the girl he cheats with pic.twitter.com/7qBAUJpsDN
— pay10 (@payt_xoxo) September 6, 2017
Hicks, who’s currently attending cosmetology school, told BuzzFeed News she was styling her roommate’s hair for fun when she took before-and-after photos of her curls and came up with the joke.
«My method for curling clients’ hair is creating ugly ringlet-type curls that I then brush to make beachy beautiful waves,» she said. «I was laughing and joking with [my roommate] about how bad they look before I brush them.»
Her tweet has gone viral, with many people laughing at its truth. But it has also seriously confused some people (a majority of them men) trying to decipher the meme.
Am confused pic.twitter.com/j3NONZiNDC
— Iron Čeković (@DemirBoolin) September 7, 2017
I need help with this
— J.a.B. (@_mrbellizzi) September 7, 2017
I have 0 understanding https://t.co/vXzUHznYCB
— Adam Pope (@adampope_wg2) September 7, 2017
Some were basically doing mental aerobics to try to understand.
Wat does it mean? pic.twitter.com/PPJr5MqVDs
— Lawrence Cimen (@lorenzsimon15) September 7, 2017
«I think it has something to do with the curls??» one guy hypothesized.
i think it has something to do with the curls ?? https://t.co/3Oml5JzFq8
— J̥ͦ W̥ͦɪʟʟʏ (@j_willy99) September 7, 2017
«The brown darker on the right,» another tried.
— steph (@stephzapata8) September 7, 2017
Guys were even texting their girlfriends who retweeted @payt_xoxo’s meme to find out.
— morgerzzz (@morgs2132) September 7, 2017
People (mostly women) then started mocking these guys.
All these boys : pic.twitter.com/z853SxxE1B
— chelseaaaa (@chelseaablakeee) September 7, 2017
LMFAOOO all the boys in the replies so confused but us girls knowing what's up is great ? https://t.co/X7ct3Z85DY
— shelbs ? (@palemami) September 7, 2017
your mcm doesn't understand this. https://t.co/jue8naTnhj
— anna (@nutellaANDpizza) September 7, 2017
Someone even jokingly said they loved the tweet more for its «no-boys-allowed» filter. Jazmin Kelsey, 17, whose response tweet went mega-viral, said she loved Hicks’ tweet meme because «it was not only shading boys who cheat, but also throwing it back to stiff-ass ribbon curls.»
i feel like boys don't understand this tweet and it makes me love it that much more lmaooo https://t.co/51OAdnE0Qr
— jaz k (@jazzzzzk) September 7, 2017
«I also liked that it was some Morris code-type shit between the girls,» she added.
Hicks admitted that she also got a good laugh at the expense of these confused guys. «It makes it more fun that all of us girls can have, like, a secret inside joke against guys, and they have no clue what it means,» she said, laughing.
Can someone enlighten me pic.twitter.com/g6aQEGB9Vm
— Hakka! (@Nkumbi_TS) September 7, 2017
She said she’s even had to explain it to her boyfriend and parents.
I feel like I'm looking at the same hair… https://t.co/UOu53SxfDi
— wy (@InsleeWyatt) September 7, 2017
For men reading this post and who are still perplexed…GUESS YOU’LL NEVER KNOW. THANKS FOR YOUR CLICKS, THOUGH.
????? if only you knew lads ??♀️ https://t.co/9zJKvH9mX6
— Elle (@ellesutt_x) September 7, 2017
Just kidding! Not only did a handful of women explain it to some of these guys, a lot of guys (because Not All Men) figured it out on their own.
Some1 said boys don't understand this pic… shit girl on the right curls are too over done looking like she going to middle school dance https://t.co/UGWoehzeAV
— Champagne Papi ? (@Bnastyyy7) September 7, 2017
«The curls on the right are too tight and un natural looking. The ones on the left look nice — See i know.»
The curls on the right are too tight and un natural looking. The ones on the left look nice — See i know
— HCC (@Hayden_Cooper98) September 7, 2017