'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City': Does thumbs-up emoji mean 'f**k you'? Heather and Lisa's feud stumps fans
All of us are guilty of using the thumbs-up emoji in our daily lives while communicating through texts. While most of us use the emoji as a harmless way of communicating that we agree with whatever is being said or as a sign of acknowledgment of receiving the message, Salt Lake City's housewives use it way differently than the rest of the world.
The recently aired episode of 'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' saw housewives Heather Gay and Lisa Barlow get into a huge bitter fight over the thumbs-up emoji! It all began when Lisa texted Heather asking if she was attending a party hosted by their fellow housewife Jen Shah. Heather replied saying yes and then sent a thumbs-up in response to Lisa's "looking forward to see you" text.
Lisa was seething with rage on seeing Heather's choice of emoji, as according to the Utah housewives, the thumbs up emoji is the "universal sign language for f**k you"! Lisa interpreted Heather's message as her saying "f**k you" to her and didn't take to it kindly.
So, when they met the next time, Lisa confronted Heather for her passive-aggressive response. Heather tried defending herself by saying that two thumbs-up emojis meant f**k you and not a single one. But Lisa wasn't ready to buy it and gave her fellow housewife a very hard time for her poor texting etiquette. In the end, Heather had to concede and apologize to Lisa for her emoji although she continued to insist that her emoji was harmless.
Later, during her green room interview, when a producer asked Heather if she really sent the emoji as a harmless and innocent response, the housewife immediately began laughing and denied it. She then confessed that she very much meant it as f**k you. After watching the exchange between Lisa and Heather, fans were left feeling surprised and amused over learning what this commonly used emoji meant.
A surprised fan tweeted, "What so a 'thumbs up' txt is code for f**k you?? Whaaat!? I’ve been replying to my coworkers with that emoji for everything #RHOSLC." Another fan wrote, "#RHOSLC OMG I’ve been using thumbs up emoji with my boss! Does it really mean f u??? Please tell me it’s not true." "We need Heather and Lisa to co-write a book about emoji etiquette à la 'Class with the Countess' #RHOSLC," joked a fan.
What so a “👍🏻” txt is code for fuck you?? Whaaat!? I’ve been replying to my coworkers with that emoji for everything 😂 #RHOSLC— Kevinnnn (@K_LO95) November 19, 2020
#RHOSLC— Sibirski (@Sibirski12) November 19, 2020
OMG I’ve been using thumbs up emoji with my boss! Does it really mean f u??? Please tell me it’s not true
We need Heather and Lisa to co-write a book about emoji etiquette à la "Class with the Countess" #RHOSLC pic.twitter.com/VQFFmygkNW— Real Housewives Gifs (@housewifegifs) November 19, 2020
Fans also seemed to be enjoying the light-hearted banter on the new 'Real Housewives' franchise. A fan shared, "A feud over someone smelling like a hospital, another one over free bartenders and tequila, and another over a emoji. this is the lighthearted but funny mental garbage I needed! #RHOSLC."
Another fan echoed similar thoughts with, "Last week, it was a fight over 'she said I smelled like hospital' and this week the fight is about an emoji? I love these women so much! #RHOSLC."
a feud over someone smelling like a hospital, another one over free bartenders and tequila, and another over a 👍🏻 emoji. this is the lighthearted but funny mental garbage i needed! #RHOSLC— Billy (@billyisdabomb) November 19, 2020
Last week, it was a fight over "she said I smelled like hospital," & this week, the fight is about an emoji? 😂— She's Startin' (@shesstartin) November 19, 2020
I love these women so much!#RHOSLC
'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' Season 1 airs every Wednesday at 10/9c on Bravo.