Buzz·Posted on 3 Aug 2015A Woman Realised You're Meant To Take The Plastic Part Off Earrings"OMG I was living my life wrong."by Rossalyn WarrenBuzzFeed News ReporterFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Yesterday, Chelsea Smith made a startling discovery. Twitter She realised that you're supposed to remove the plastic backing attached to new earrings. Chelsea Smith @Chelsea__Smithh After my nineteen years of living i have now realized that you are supposed to take the plastic part off 07:13 PM - 01 Aug 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Clearly her tweet struck a chord – it has since been retweeted over 35 thousand times. Chelsea Smith @Chelsea__Smithh Didnt know my tweet about my earring was gonna get that big😱 766 rts and 400 favs....crazyyy 01:01 PM - 02 Aug 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite It's safe to say a lot of people lost it when they saw her tweet. DANY @MukesDildo @Chelsea__Smithh @90scthood96 I DIDNT KNOW THIS 04:29 PM - 02 Aug 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Abigail✨ @90scthood96 @MukesDildo @Chelsea__Smithh OMG I FEEL STUPID NOW 😂😂😂 04:30 PM - 02 Aug 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite نَّجْمُ @Maaithhaa @Chelsea__Smithh @ROMRMTAX OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I WAS LIVING MY LIFE WRONG 01:50 PM - 02 Aug 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Krittika ღ @NJHoran_4ever @Chelsea__Smithh ive been wearing it with the plastic part all this while 😂 01:58 PM - 02 Aug 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite ✦ laura @SmileItsO2L @Chelsea__Smithh @InternetKidsO2L HOW DO YOU TAKE THEM OFF?! I HAVE FOUR EARRINGS IN RN WITH THE PLASTIC STILL ON 03:30 AM - 03 Aug 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite While others said they intentionally keep the plastic for other reasons. A DEV's Wife @DEVsahw @Chelsea__Smithh @zeldanarchy not necessarily, I had my ears stretched and when I wear regular studs the plastic/rubber is all that would 12:03 AM - 03 Aug 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite IG: eaglearmcandy @luvnshuzmelissa @Chelsea__Smithh @StaciAmor unless they tip forward in your ear then keep it on to stabilize the earring. 02:38 PM - 02 Aug 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite BuzzFeed has contacted Smith to chat with her about her discovery. But meanwhile, please answer this important question.