"This video is for Lauren. Lauren, I don't want to talk about this boy on the couch, except to say that there are worst things than being single. I want to talk about these girls on the couch because these girls are not your friends. Before you say, 'Oh, you don't even know them,' I know them. We ALL know them. It's one of the reasons why your video resonated so much with, at the time, 34 million people. Because we've all had 'friends' like this in our lives. They should have been jumping up in line to give you a hug the minute you walked in the door. They should not be sitting there embarrassed that you walked in the room — because real friends will hype you up when you're in the room and will hype you up when you're not in the room. I'm going to tell you something that a therapist once told me...'People stay in hell because the street signs are familiar.'"
But still, the jokes reign supreme:
In a turn of events, #couchguy issued a TikTok press release about his behavior:
And Lauren commented on her original video, defending their relationship:
You know you're a true trend when you've transcended social media platforms:
Looks like we're here for a long time, but not a good time:
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