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'Laurel or Yanny' just took a super dark turn thanks to the U.S. Air Force

Marcus Gilmer

Nothing lasts forever and no meme goes untarnished.

On Thursday morning, the U.S. Air Force jumped on the never-ending "Laurel or Yanny" meme and took it to a really dark place, proving memes and military action just don't mix.

The social media minds behind the U.S. Air Force Twitter account decided to employ the hotly-debated two names in a tweet bragging about fighter jets providing air support to repress a Taliban offensive. 

SEE ALSO: Is there something wrong with me if I only hear Yanny and not Laurel?

The link included in the tweet is a story about Air Force air support efforts to prevent Taliban forces from overtaking Farah city which... is a long way off from the light-hearted debate that ensued over "Laurel or Yanny."

Many on Twitter agreed.

No, not even the social media masters of the armed forces are immune to the backlash of a jokey misfire. 

Then again, maybe our own Chris Taylor was right all along: the memes are just here to divide us. 

What a time to be alive.

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