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    TikTok Is Slightly Confused After A Woman Showed Off Shower Onions In The Bathroom

    Um, what?

    This is Karalynn Dunton — writer, actor, comedian, and TikTok user — who recently deeply confused people when she posted this video. It seems harmless at first as she shows off her Tinder date's bathroom...until we get to the shower onions.

    @karalynndunton

    Uh oh I hope I don’t fall 😳 #toolate #checkhisbathroom #loveatfirstsight #cleaningtiktok #showeronion

    ♬ Steven Universe - L.Dre

    Yeah, you read that right. Shower onions. Apparently, this man had an entire bowl of onions sitting in his bathroom, something that Karalynn viewed as ~totally normal.~ But the 6 million people who saw the video had questions.

    @karalynndunton / Via tiktok.com

    If you're like, "ummmm, excuse me what?" You're not alone. The entire comment section was baffled. Even yours truly googled "shower onions" to see if there was something I was missing.

    @karalynndunton

    When I got into contact with Karalynn, I asked what on earth shower onions were, and if she was actually for real. She told Buzzfeed: "I had seen a fair amount of younger creators do videos in the bedrooms of the guys they were starting to like basically saying, 'Does anyone recognize this bedroom before I catch feelings?' I had the idea of basically satirizing that type of video, but I wanted to throw in something super weird to make people stop and say, 'Wait, what? go back for a second...he has what?'"

    @karalynndunton / Via tiktok.com

    "I texted one of my straight, male friends and said, 'Hey, super weird question. At some point could I like, bring a bag of onions over to your apartment to film a TikTok in your bathroom?' To which he responded, 'Is this...is this real?'" Karalynn explained. "So that's basically the longest imaginable way to say, no, shower onions are not a real thing, it's an elaborate joke."

    @karalynndunton

    What Karalynn didn't realize is that shower onions actually might be a thing, although not incredibly common. "What I didn't know at the time is that cut onions can be used as a natural deodorizer, which was a weird coincidence. And of course, now a bunch of people think I eat poop onions," Karalynn said. "I didn't expect the video to go viral, and I couldn't have imagined that 'shower onions' would be trending on Google because of that."

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    "A ton of people made videos questioning it, many even blaming Gen Z (which has always tickled me as an older millennial), but a fair amount of people made their own videos showing off their shower onions or other shower comfort snacks. I think there is a weird recipe for going viral on the internet, and a huge factor of that can include anything that makes people exceptionally angry. And what I've learned from this is that eating an onion like an apple in a stranger's bathroom...is one of those things."

    So there you have it. Shower onions debunked.

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