In this week's installment of "things people maayybeee should've taken to the grave and not posted on the internet," a viral tweet concerning vomit and a cake bowl unfortunately made it onto my timeline that I must share with you all now.
Twitter user Sarah Turner made the interesting decision to divulge the fact that her children just found out that the bowl they vomit into and the bowl they make cakes in are, you guessed it, the same bowl.
Live footage of me reading this while in bed:
Honestly, after reading that, I couldn't help but be disgusted. I kept thinking, "Do people really do this?! And if so, why?!?!" Thankfully, after seeing some of the replies under her tweet, I realized I wasn't alone in being grossed out:
However, while thumbing through the tweet replies, I couldn't help but feel like I had seen this type of discourse recently blow up on another site. And it turns out I was right!
On Oct. 25, TikTok user raggedywench posted a clip of her jokingly mocking people who think "white people don't have any culture." "Yeah? What about the popcorn vomit bowl?" She asked with a completely straight face that makes me laugh every time I see it.
This video started the "popcorn vomit bowl" discourse on TikTok, with users stitching raggedywench's video and asking their white friends/partners to explain what the popcorn vomit bowl was. My personal favorite video, and the reason why I knew about this discussion at all, was a stitch by alluringskull.
After being rightfully confused about what a popcorn vomit bowl was, Jory then asked their friend Max, who explained that his family's popcorn vomit bowl was "the bowl you used when you're too sick to make it to the toilet that your mom gave you so you can stay safe." A truly wild explanation that deserves this look:
But unlike their Twitter counterparts, people in Jory and raggedywench's comments were staunchly defending the concept of the popcorn vomit bowl:
Personally, my family didn't have such a bowl, as my mother would just give us a tiny trash can to put by our beds. But my wife, who is my Caucasian people expert, informed me that her family did use a giant mixing bowl to hold their vomit in, which really makes me re-evaluate the food I've eaten at their house.
I'm absolutely flabbergasted after learning about this popcorn vomit bowl situation and kinda wish I never opened my Twitter/TikTok during this time of discourse.
But now that this phenomenon is permanently stamped in my brain, I need to know: