I saw the girl you cheated on me with. She's a real downgrade, even for your taste.

“My method for curling clients’ hair is creating ugly ringlet-type curls that I then brush to make beachy beautiful waves,” Hicks told Buzzfeed. “I was laughing and joking with (my roommate) about how bad they look before I brush them.”

A lot of people didn’t get the joke

A lot of people got a good snicker at the hair on the right. But then it got really funny when a whole ton of people–mostly dudes–were very confused.

This exchange is my favorite:

Then the girl he cheats with meme became even more fun, because it was like a secret code.

Now Hick’s post has been shared more than 24,000 times and liked more than 100,000 times. It has almost 900 comments, mostly from people who are confused, and people who love that other people are confused.

A lot of people compared the hair on the right to hair from a middle school dance.

Hair like that was more in style in the early 2000s, so maybe that’s why so many people associate it with middle-school dance hair.

Of course, there are lots of women who did not immediately understand that the curls on the right are meant to be bad. And there are plenty of dudes in the world who are up-to-date on hair trends and did get the joke. Some of them were offended at the idea that dudes wouldn’t understand, but a lot of them just came to join in the mockery of the ribbon curls.

Did you get the joke? Do you like the hair? Let us know in the comments.

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