When Payton Hicks, from the US, posted before-and-after pictures of her roommate’s curled hair to Twitter, and captioned it “you vs the girl he cheats with”, the 18-year-old trainee beautician sparked an online frenzy that seemed to divide across gender lines.
Since uploading the witty meme earlier this month, the post has racked up almost 25K retweets and received hundreds of comments.
But while many female Twitter users responded with knowing lols and laughing face emojis, men were left scratching their heads in bemusement about the jokey comparison.
“Can someone enlighten me?” one confused man wrote.
“Wat does it mean :(” asked another.
“Is it because the right one is fake curls or something it looks like some fine pasta,” one man posted.
For anyone still in the dark about the joke, a female Twitter user was on hand to explain.
“It means that the girl yo man cheats with downgrades and gets the uncombed stiff 8th grade girls,” she explained.
And Payton herself was able to clear up all confusion during an interview with Buzzfeed, where she clarified the snap on the right was meant to look bad.
“My method for curling clients’ hair is creating ugly ringlet-type curls that I then brush to make beachy beautiful waves,” she explained.
“I was laughing and joking with [my roommate] about how bad they look before I brush them.”
“It makes it more fun that all of us girls can have, like, a secret inside joke against guys, and they have no clue what it means.”
It’s not the only thing that men have been confused about of late. A recent survey revealed that half of all men don’t actually know where the vagina is located. Wait, what?
According to a survey of 1,000 men by The Eve Appeal, when showed a diagram of the female anatomy – the vulva, vagina, cervix, ovaries, and Fallopian tubes – only 500 of them could label the vagina correctly.
But the female body and beauty isn’t confusing for all men. In fact just last year we introduced you to the men who are way, way better at applying make up than you.
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