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    Posted on Apr 25, 2017

    Climate Change Has Officially Ruined "Miss Congeniality"

    April 25 is no longer the perfect date.

    It's been 17 years since Miss Congeniality came out [insert meltdown about being old here], but the Internet is still obsessed with Miss Rhode Island's famous description of her perfect date:

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    (It's funny because they meant date like "romantic outing" and she thought they meant date like "calendar day" lololol.)

    According to Heather, April 25 is *supposed* to be light jacket weather. Except it's NOT anymore.

    The Miss Congeniality joke about April 25th was before climate change fucked the seasons - now you do need more than a light jacket

    Time Magazine talked to meteorologist Bernadette Woods Placky about whether or not Miss Rhode Island's date can still hold up, and here's what she said:

    "Everything is warming overall more quickly across the country. Spring days are coming much earlier. Yes, that balance for that light jacket still absolutely exists. What’s changing is when it’s happening on the calendar. In February people had those light jackets on and no jackets at all."

    Basically, light jacket weather still exists, but now the first "perfect day" happens way earlier in the year and it's impossible to know when.

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    Climate change aside, this year Miss Congeniality fans have been experiencing weather that has prevented them from rocking their light jackets like Heather would have wanted. Some were TOO COLD:

    April 25: "not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket". Not this year, Miss Congeniality, not this y…

    Actually, it's April 25 and it's 50° with rain so i'd say forgo the light jacket and roll with your north face folk…

    fuck you mother nature. it's almost May and you pull this shit. i just wanna wear my light jacket

    Some were TOO HOT:

    I wore a light jacket today and I've already worked up a sweat walking 2 blocks. Miss Rhode Island is a liar !!

    excuse me the high is 81 today you don't even need a light jacket

    It will be 90 in SA today, if you are wearing a light jacket you are weird.

    But some true fans DGAF and rocked a light jacket against all odds:

    Weather: rainy, windy, no sun at all- Me: Sorry, but it's April 25th. *Puts on a light jacket* #April25th #misscongeniality

    Bish it's freezing out there. Cold and rainy and windy and I have a light jacket on so I know.

    I put on a light jacket, but ended up with hypothermia and pneumonia. 🌨🌬💨🙄

    Because sometimes life isn't perfect on April 25, but you just have to be a part of the meme anyways.

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