Woman makes life-changing discovery about plastic earring backs, Twitter users react

(WTXF) -- One woman's tweet about plastic earring backs is going viral and making everyone second-guess something they never thought twice about.

Chelsea Smith made a remarkable discovery that every earring wearer will probably be completely shocked by.

"After my nineteen years of living i [sic] have now realized that you are supposed to take the plastic part off," she posted to Twitter with photos of the little plastic disc from the back of the earring first attached to and then removed.

Cue mind blown replies from thousands of other Twitter users who stumbled upon Chelsea's earth-shattering tweet.

However, some people chose to justify the placement of the plastic disc, saying that it helps stabilize larger pieces of jewelry and that they are helpful for those with larger, stretched out ear piercings.

Chelsea's tweet has been retweeted more than 43,000 times and favorited more than 41,000 times.