If you ever watched the original version of The L word, then you are probably familiar with the Chart, which catalogs the contacts and breakup of all the main characters. A real-life version of the Chart is currently unfolding on TikTok as the apocalypse of lesbian breakup approaches. Whether it’s something in the water or just the side effects of Virgo season, lesbian influencer couples are breaking up en masse, leaving many couples anxiously looking over their shoulders and waiting for the ax to drop.
Don’t Let This Flop will be released on Wednesdays on all audio streaming platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Stitcher and more.
According to NBC News culture reporter Morgan Sung, who recently appeared on rolling stone‘s internet news and culture podcast Don’t let this flop to lead us through what she calls the “TikTok apocalypse for lesbian breakups,” it probably all started with Cari Fletcher, the musical artist who goes through Fletcher. Fletcher recently broke up with Shannon Beveridge, a YouTuber (coincidentally, Beveridge also made headlines with her own breakup video from hair ex Cammie Scott in 2016).
Beveridge recently began dating a woman named Becky Missal, which led Fletcher to write the song “Becky’s So Hot,” which recently went viral on TikTok. Fletcher has said that she wrote the song after accidentally liking one of Missal’s photos on Instagram showing Missal wearing one of Beveridge’s vintage T-shirts, leading to the lyrics “Becky’s so hot in your vintage T-shirt” in the chorus. Many on TikTok have commented with glee at the mess, but some have also questioned the ethics of explicitly naming her ex-partner’s new girlfriend without her express consent. (For her part, Beveridge has denied that she knew in advance of the song’s release or that Fletcher had asked her or Missal for their permission, although both Beveridge and Missal seem to have come to terms with it, as they now merch with Becky- sell theme.)