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A Woman Realised You're Meant To Take The Plastic Part Off Earrings

"OMG I was living my life wrong."

Yesterday, Chelsea Smith made a startling discovery.

She realised that you're supposed to remove the plastic backing attached to new earrings.

After my nineteen years of living i have now realized that you are supposed to take the plastic part off

Clearly her tweet struck a chord – it has since been retweeted over 35 thousand times.

Didnt know my tweet about my earring was gonna get that big😱 766 rts and 400 favs....crazyyy

It's safe to say a lot of people lost it when they saw her tweet.

@Chelsea__Smithh @90scthood96 I DIDNT KNOW THIS

@MukesDildo @Chelsea__Smithh OMG I FEEL STUPID NOW 😂😂😂

@Chelsea__Smithh @ROMRMTAX OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I WAS LIVING MY LIFE WRONG

@Chelsea__Smithh ive been wearing it with the plastic part all this while 😂

@Chelsea__Smithh @InternetKidsO2L HOW DO YOU TAKE THEM OFF?! I HAVE FOUR EARRINGS IN RN WITH THE PLASTIC STILL ON

While others said they intentionally keep the plastic for other reasons.

@Chelsea__Smithh @zeldanarchy not necessarily, I had my ears stretched and when I wear regular studs the plastic/rubber is all that would

@Chelsea__Smithh @StaciAmor unless they tip forward in your ear then keep it on to stabilize the earring.

BuzzFeed has contacted Smith to chat with her about her discovery. But meanwhile, please answer this important question.