The unfortunate thing about idiocy being put on full display on the internet is that it then tends to be copied, by skeptics, by fools, for internet clout, or some ungodly combination of all of the above.
After a woman in Louisiana styled her hair with Gorilla Glue, prompting a viral TikTok and a lengthy trip to the emergency room, jokes soon began circulating about what other things people were going to be using Gorilla Glue to do.
Gorilla Glue, for those who don’t know, is one of the strongest commercial adhesives that can be bought at the store. The company very explicitly warns against getting it on your skin, and anyone who has worked with it before can attest to what a pain it is to remove if it manages to dry—it makes super glue seem like scotch tape.
So when one man decided to take the joking around to the next level and actually used the glue to stick a plastic cup to his face, it didn’t end well for him.
Len Martin explained in a video that he thought “Gorilla Glue Girl” aka Tessica Brown was lying about not being able to get the glue out of her hair after a month.
So he decided the best way to “prove” that she was just grifting was to glue a Solo cup to his lip and then lick it off.
The whole thing didn’t work out quite the way Martin planned, and actually ended up with him making his own trip to the hospital.
“I was trying to show people that it wasn’t as serious as she was making it to be,” he later told a local TV station. “I thought I could lick it off, kind of, to moisten it and pull it right off, but that didn’t work though.”
While people online did have some empathy for Brown’s plight, they didn’t extend the same sympathies to Martin.
Let’s hope this is the last time we hear about anyone using Gorilla Glue on their bodies for any reason — it’s only February, and 2021 can still get a lot more ridiculous.