Drug-Loaded ‘Normal Teen Bedroom’ Staged in St. Louis Goes Viral

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Looks like a typical teen’s bedroom, proper? Feel again. Coming up on @KMOV, we’ll demonstrate you what mothers and fathers should be wanting for so they can recognize signs of drug use. I was stunned at what I found in this home!!! #stl #n4tm pic.twitter.com/Df2yegDPUq — Paige Hulsey (@paigehulsey) June […]

What began as a information report on prescription drugs has swiftly turned into a viral meme on Twitter.

KMOV news reporter Paige Hulsey tweeted early Thursday morning about her tale of the working day: An expose set in a “typical teen’s bedroom” that would display mothers and fathers the different areas where their child could hide prescription drugs.&#13
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To be obvious, KMOV and Hulsey did not assemble the questionably accessorized den of a intended teenager drug user: The bedroom was really staged by area nonprofit Dependancy is Serious in the St. Louis DEA headquarters, as Hulsey pointed out in later tweets.&#13
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But the notion that a “regular teen” lived in the bedroom was further than the collective belief of Twitter, and end users rapidly caught keep of the image and have not let it go given that. The Twittersphere is on fireplace with creative imagination, remixing and replying to Hulsey’s first tweet. With in excess of 9,000 estimate tweets and “Mile 420” trending nationally, the jokes keep coming.

The reimagining of the “teenager’s room” seems to be one particular of the most common memes.

Just one user claimed to know how to end the phony teen’s spiral into drug use.

Others required to acquire the mystery out of the viral place.

The publish even achieved nationwide journalists, which include Washington Article “TikTok Dude” Dave Jorgenson.

Social media stars could not continue to be absent, both.

To be reasonable, Hulsey was rapid to protect her tweet right after it commenced getting off. Replying to a single user’s criticism, the reporter pointed out that she outlined the home was staged in her broadcast that early morning, and she was shocked not by the area but also by “the locations people very easily hide medication.” Hulsey afterwards tweeted she assumed subject areas like gun management, abortion, weather change and COVID-19 vaccines had been additional controversial. She extra: “Boy was I wrong! Keep away from speaking about tampons as hiding sites for counterfeit tablets laced with fentanyl.”

She stated on Twitter the section was intended to be about the superior level of drug overdoses and troubles with fentanyl — not weed. The real phase is not offered on KMOV’s site nonetheless, but a powering-the-scenes appear can be discovered on Hulsey’s Fb.&#13
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