A squirrel sitting on a cut tree branch.
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Please Tell Me That The 'Squirrel Teeth' Trend Is A Joke

Ever heard of squirrel teeth? Because I have, and I wish I hadn't. This "trend" is the "hot new thing" for 2022, or at least that's what some people seem to want you to believe.

The trend involves elongating your teeth, and adding different effects like rhinestones and other jewelry items to them, for a "bling" effect.

But it can't be real... right?

I mean, it certainly looks like people did this to their teeth, for... reasons. But like, they have to be joking, right?

I really don't want this to be a real thing. For one, it seems like a really inconvenient fashion statement. Not to mention it's really, really bizarre.

And it's honesty not that nice to look at.

But that's just me. Maybe it's a sign that I'm getting older and therefore a lot less cool. But I'm sorry, I just don't see the appeal of this kind of trend.

Luckily, it seems like one big joke.

A woman with her eyes closed, rocking her hands (with fingers crossed) back and forth.
Giphy | Late Night with Seth Meyers

I'm, like, almost certain that this is just a prank, and doesn't exist outside of a few memes. But the idea that it could be real is honestly enough to strike fear into my hearts.

I'm just over here hoping it never becomes a thing for real.

A woman shaking her head, saying "They better not."
Giphy | ANTIQUES ROADSHOW | PBS

But this world is kind of crazy, and I can totally imagine a world where we think it's trendy to give ourselves long, squirrel-like teeth (and attach different rings and stuff to them). You know, for the aesthetic.

I'll keep my teeth the way they are, thank you very much.

h/t: Totally the Bomb