As it is, millennials are getting really tired of their parents sharing spam hoax messages on WhatsApp.
Additionally, we know how damaging these fake messages can be, as Starbucks gets accused of being non-halal on pretty much a yearly basis due to the same.
So, you can imagine the frustrations Malaysian millennials felt when they received a hoax message concerning their boba tea.
Especially when the message came from one of their very own and resulted in their parents forbidding them from consuming this sugary treat.
The hoax message this time comes from a video which has been making its rounds on the internet recently.
In the video, two young women warn their viewers about the dangers of boba.
They explain how they had LITTERED their boba tea on the ground outside the previous day to let CATS DRINK SOME OF THE TEA.
They continue to say that they were alarmed to find the boba pearls still outside where they had left them the following day.
They questioned the cleaning lady why she had not cleaned up the boba pearls (that THEY HAD LITTERED), and the cleaning lady reported that she was unable to do so as the boba pearls had hardened.
The two young women then show how hard the boba pearls had become (they basically hardened and stuck to the ground like glue).
And they proceed to warn the public about the dangers of boba pearls and the possible effects the pearls could have on our bodies.
Social media users were appalled by the video on so many levels.
I got this from whatsapp.
Nak tanya satu soalan.
Bodoh ke ? pic.twitter.com/AMZDO8QKt2
— Qel (@AqilRasid) September 24, 2019
â€œI got this from WhatsApp. Iâ€™d just like to ask. Are you stupid?â€
Firstly: The fact that the two women had just admitted to littering
Kesian nya dia. Tanpa sedar telah bodohkan diri sendiri . Dah la buat kotor.
— Rara (@xCikRarax) September 24, 2019
“Poor girls. Without realising it, they have made a fool of themselves. And they made a mess on top of that”
Nak membuktikan sesuatu tapi kantoi pulak takde sivik 🤦🏽♀️
— Qaa 🦁 (@qaa_hzqh) September 24, 2019
“They tried to prove a point, but all they proved was their lack of civic-mindedness”
Secondly: the fact that they tried to feed cats boba pearl tea
nak bagi kucing minum tealive pulak tu hmm bodo bodo
— no, thanks (@SyaiZyraa) September 24, 2019
“They tried to give boba tea to cats. hmm stupid stupid.”
kucing mane makan boba ke diaorang ikut trend
— Nialalalala (@Nialhaikal99) September 24, 2019
“Cats don’t eat boba or are they now also following the trend?”
Thirdly: Their obvious lack of critical thinking abilities from their complete misinterpretation of facts surrounding the reason the boba pearls had hardened.
Tu la mak suruh pergi sekolah sebok lepak tealive kan dah bebal . Nasi tu dah kering pun jadi keras tau 😂
— ❤️ (@Afzanazlan_) September 24, 2019
“This is what happens when your mother tells you to go to school but all you do it sit at the boba tea shop. Now you’re dumb. Don’t you know that even rice hardens when it’s dry?”
Opkos la benda tu keras kau jemur kat matahari, sama la cam ikan jadi la ikan kering. Benda tu tapioca starch ofcourse further heating leads to lost of water molecule and the particles are attached together stronger due to force and bond and resulted to solidification of matter.
— ️ZHAN 🤟🏽 (@zhantafa) September 24, 2019
“Of course the boba will harden when it’s been drying under the sun. Just like sun-dried fish. Boba is made from tapioca starch”
Pastu boleh samakan jemur kat tanah tu dengan keadaan perut, perut kita ada Acids, what ever goes inside will be digested, kau masuk metal 1.0mm pon boleh hancur. But jangan try la bodo ke.
— ️ZHAN 🤟🏽 (@zhantafa) September 24, 2019
“How can they compare leaving the boba to dry outside with the condition inside our stomachs? Our stomach has acid, whatever goes inside will be digested. It will even dissolve a swallowed piece of 1.0mm metal. But please don’t try that, are you stupid.”
Fourthly: The fact that yet again, their parents had fallen victim to believing such nonsense.
Sebab budak ni la bapak aku dah tak bagi minum tealive. Show me your face budak. I need to talk pic.twitter.com/Tf11A4GwB8
— 🌸 (@masamanismasin) September 24, 2019
“Because of these two, now my dad won’t let me drink boba tea anymore. Show me your face kids.”
Dah la mak aku share benda ni kat whatsapp, bila tegur dia kata "jangan buat pandai" k
— pikapika (@_syfq4h) September 24, 2019
“My mother shared this video on WhatsApp and when I advised her she told me to stop being smart.”
In case you were confused as to why the boba pearls hardened, boba pearls are made from tapioca, a starch extracted from cassava root.
During preparation, the boba pearls are boiled in sugar water making them soft and chewy – the same texture as gummy bears.
Therefore, when left to dry in the sun, one would expect the boba pearls to harden and stick together.
We urge our readers to consume boba tea in moderation and remind them to keep their boba pearls in their bellies and not litter them on the floor for cats.
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