- Local news segments have been scaring parents into thinking their kids are doing drugs for as long as local news has existed, and that trend will continue forever
- A St. Louis local news anchor tweeted about ‘signs’ parents can look for to identify if their kids are doing drugs except the room looks completely staged
- Twitter has been having a field day with the original tweet and ‘Mile 420’ is even trending with everyone making jokes about it
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Every day on Twitter there’s a ‘main character’. There are thousands and thousands of jokes about this. If you are lucky, you’ll never become the main character on Twitter because being that person means millions of people are roasting you.
Today’s main character is a local new anchor from KMOV in St. Louis who fired off a tweet about how parents can identify if their teens are doing drugs by looking for ‘signs’. This is a segment that’s been done countless times on the news. South Park even did a parody on it years ago with ‘cheesing’ where the kids were huffing drugs from the butts of cats.
Would it be helpful for parents to identify if their teens are doing drugs? Sure. Parents have every right to know what their kids are up to. But instead of using an actual bedroom or any real ‘signs’ the tweet included a picture of the most staged bedroom you’ll ever see. There’s even a ‘Mile 420’ sign.
You can see office blinds to the right of the fake bed. The linoleum of an office building on the ground. You have to wonder if anyone’s ever even seen a bedroom before. It’s all laughably bad but the replies are spectacular. So buckle up and enjoy
Looks like a normal teen’s bedroom, right? Think again. Coming up on @KMOV, we’ll show you what parents should be looking for so they can identify signs of drug use. I was shocked at what I found in this room!!! #stl #n4tm pic.twitter.com/Df2yegDPUq
— Paige Hulsey (@paigehulsey) June 24, 2021
trying to hide weed from my parents with my mile 420 sign https://t.co/EPca7YdXMr
— Chelsea Cirruzzo (@ChelseaCirruzzo) June 24, 2021
— Eric Trent (@RealEricTrent) June 24, 2021
People are talking about the Mile 420 sign, but I think the most disturbing thing we need to discuss here is the plague of teenagers using office-building carpet tile in their bedrooms. https://t.co/PqF04VngAY
— Hank Green (@hankgreen) June 24, 2021
No, it does not look like a “normal teens bedroom”. It looks like a local news station had a spare room in their office and decorated it how they think a teenage stoner would decorate it. “Ah yes, make sure you get the mile 420 sign in the shot! And throw a bra on the ground” https://t.co/NykKIAdPGK
— ✨ jessicat ✨ (@leftistcutie) June 24, 2021
The tie dyed backdrop? That's made of weed. The fill light? Weed. That sign that says "Mile 420"? Actually, that's just aluminum. Anyway, if you lift the mattress, you'll see the stairway that takes you to the underground meth lab. https://t.co/x26brADk0P
— Hank Scorpio (@the_bont_the) June 24, 2021
The “Mile 420” sign indicates that whoever lives here doesn’t actually smoke pot, just like the “Kink Palace” sign I had on my dorm room door indicated that no sex was actually occurring inside. https://t.co/Z8TqQ1Cl8t
— Stephen Robinson (@SER1897) June 24, 2021
If your teen is living in a commercial office space, complete with drop-down ceiling & high-traffic carpeting, you have bigger concerns than whether or not he/she is using so much cannabis that they have turned their bedroom into a dispensary, complete with "Mile 420" sign. https://t.co/BDp6tmLFQ2
— Fr. Robert R. Ballecer, SJ (@padresj) June 24, 2021
Congrats to all the kids who got away with smoking weed because they did not have a “Mile 420” sign in their rooms https://t.co/XAfAtoWH5i
— Michael Dixon (@mdixonair) June 24, 2021
*Production manager carefully places Mile 420 marker* “It WiLl ShOcK yOu We FoUnD dRuGs” https://t.co/gofdgHXeYO
— Nick Hammond (@nickhammond28) June 24, 2021
Mom questioning teenage me: "mom chill, I'm just holding on to the Mile 420 sign for a friend" https://t.co/4JRS7k5FOO
— Justin Simmons (@TheSmashSimmons) June 24, 2021
It’s nice to see everyone on Twitter having fun again instead of blocking and reporting each other all day every day because everything sucks. People are laughing about drugs again. Nature is healing.
Parents: My kid doesn’t smoke weed!
Mile 420 sign kid: pic.twitter.com/9GkK8uwMPp
— Pizza Dad (@Pizza__Dad) June 24, 2021
— 🥭Mangoman🥭 (@69mangoman) June 24, 2021
Hey look man, we‘re coming up to mile 420 pic.twitter.com/MBhidnMhs5
— CarlWeb (@calvin_web) June 24, 2021
Saw that Mile 420 was trending and I thought someone stole the milemarker sign out by Burlington again.
— 𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘤𝘢 (@ruhbeckuh_beck) June 24, 2021
Personally I would be appalled that my kid had managed to nab a Mile 420 sign and didn't get me one too.
— 🌟 a full-on monet 🌟 (@StarOfTerra) June 24, 2021
Imagine working for a mainstream media organization and thinking that anyone alive hasn’t at least heard mention of ‘420’ before. 100 out of 100 Americans polled will know what 420 is about.
By the way, you can find me anytime on Twitter at @casspa.