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This TikToker Just Explained "The Most Iconic 'Mean Girls' Joke," And I Can't Believe I Missed It

Guess it's time to watch Mean Girls again...

So, I've seen Mean Girls countless times. Hell, I thought I knew everything there was to know about the '00s high school classic. Try me, world!

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Well, I thought that until I stumbled upon TikToker Sabrina Alease's fan theory video, which puts the whole Janis-Regina feud in a whole new light.

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Reposting because more ppl should know this 😂 #movies #moviefacts #meangirls #meangirlsbway #meangirlsmusical #repost #reposting

♬ original sound - sola

To sum up, as you probably know, Janis's hatred of Regina stems from Regina spreading a rumor that Janis was a lesbian.

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But, at the end of the movie, Janis says that she's Lebanese.

When Kevin asks Janis if she's Puerto Rican and she responds that she is Lebanese, Kevin replies "I feel that"
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Which could mean, in the words of Sabrina, "The whole premise of the movie was based on the fact that Regina didn't understand the difference between Lebanese and lesbian."

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Excuse me???

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After all, as Sabrina pointed out to BuzzFeed, this wouldn't be the only piece of media to pull a Lebanese/lesbian joke — Glee has done it!

A person holding up a T-shirt that says Lebanese
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AND Bend It Like Beckham!

An older Punjabi woman saying to a white woman who thought her daughter's friend was a lesbian "She no Lebanese! She Punjabi!"
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So, what do you think — are you a fan of this Mean Girls fan theory? LMK in the comments!

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